n. An expression of grief or sorrow; a sad complaint; a lamentation.n. A set form of lamentation or mourning; an elegy; a mourning song or ballad.n. The music for an elegy, or a tune intended to express or excite sorrowful emotion; a mournful air.To express sorrow; utter words or sounds of grief; mourn audibly; wail.To show great sorrow or regret; repine; chafe; grieve.Synonyms Lament, Mourn, Grieve; sorrow. Lament expresses always, at least figuratively, an external act. Mourn was originally and is still often the same, but does not now suggest anything audible. Grieve suggests more of a consuming effect upon the person sorrowing. See affliction.To bewail; mourn for; bemoan; deplore.To afflict; distress.