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Meaning & Definition of Lament in English

English

Lament

/ləmɛnt/

noun

1. A cry of sorrow and grief

  • "Their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
    synonym:
  • lament
  • ,
  • lamentation
  • ,
  • plaint
  • ,
  • wail

2. A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

    synonym:
  • dirge
  • ,
  • coronach
  • ,
  • lament
  • ,
  • requiem
  • ,
  • threnody

3. A mournful poem

  • A lament for the dead
    synonym:
  • elegy
  • ,
  • lament

verb

1. Express grief verbally

  • "We lamented the death of the child"
    synonym:
  • lament
  • ,
  • keen

2. Regret strongly

  • "I deplore this hostile action"
  • "We lamented the loss of benefits"
    synonym:
  • deplore
  • ,
  • lament
  • ,
  • bewail
  • ,
  • bemoan