HyperDic: lament

English > 5 senses of the word lament:
VERBemotionlament, keenexpress grief verbally
communicationlament, deplore, bewail, bemoanregret strongly
NOUNcommunicationlament, lamentation, plaint, waila cry of sorrow and grief
communicationlament, dirge, coronach, requiem, threnodya song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
communicationlament, elegya mournful poem
lament > pronunciation
Soundslahmeh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > lament: 5 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA cry of sorrow and grief.
Example"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
Synonymslamentation, plaint, wail
Broadercomplaint(formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
Spanishgemido, lamentaciones, lamentación, lamento, llanto, lloro, queja
Catalangemec, lament, plor
Verbslamentexpress grief verbally
English > lament: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.
Synonymsdirge, coronach, requiem, threnody
NarrowerkeenA funeral lament sung with loud wailing
Broadersong, vocalA short musical composition with words
Spanishcanto fúnebre, elegía, endecha, gorigori, réquiem, treno
Catalanabsolta, cant fúnebre, complanta, gori-gori, lament, plany, rèquiem
Verbslamentexpress grief verbally
English > lament: 5 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA mournful poem; a lament for the dead.
Synonymelegy
Broaderpoem, verse formA composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
Spanishelegía, lamento
Catalanelegia
Verbslamentexpress grief verbally
English > lament: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningExpress grief verbally.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"we lamented the death of the child"
Synonymkeen
Entailsgrieve, sorrowFeel grief
Broaderexpress emotion, express feelingsGive verbal / verbal / verbal or other expression to one's feelings
Spanishdeplorar, lamentarse, lamentar, quejarse
Catalandeplorar, lamentar-se, lamentar, queixar-se
Nounslamenta mournful poem
lamenta song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
lament, lamentationa cry of sorrow and grief
lamentationthe passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
lamentera person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
English > lament: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningregret strongly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey lament that there was a traffic accident
Example "we lamented the loss of benefits"
Synonymsdeplore, bewail, bemoan
Broadercomplain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetchExpress complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
Spanishdeplorar, lamentar, quejarse, sentir
Catalandeplorar, lamentar, queixar-se, sentir
Adjectiveslamentablebad
Nounslamentera person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)

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