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1    the act or feelings of one who mourns; grief  
2    the conventional symbols of grief, such as the wearing of black  
3    the period of time during which a death is officially mourned  
4    in mourning   observing the conventions of mourning  
5    of or relating to mourning  
  mourningly      adv  

      n   dark grey clothes worn by some during a period after full formal mourning  
mourning band  
      n   a piece of black material, esp. an armband, worn to indicate that the wearer is in mourning  
mourning cloak  
      n      the U.S. name for       Camberwell beauty  
mourning dove  
      n   a brown North American dove, Zenaidura macroura, with a plaintive song  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    bereavement, grief, grieving, keening, lamentation, weeping, woe  
2    black, sackcloth and ashes, weeds, widow's weeds  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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