1. [ verb ] express grief verbally
Synonyms: keen

"we lamented the death of the child"

Related terms: express_emotion mourner dirge grieve
2. [ noun ] (music,fine art) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
Synonyms: dirge threnody requiem coronach
Related terms: song keen
3. [ verb ] regret strongly
Synonyms: bemoan bewail regret deplore

"I deplore this hostile action" "we lamented the loss of benefits"

Related terms: complain mourner
4. [ noun ] a cry of sorrow and grief
Synonyms: lamentation wail plaint

"their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"

Related terms: complaint howl
5. [ noun ] (verse,writing) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
Synonyms: elegy
Related terms: poem
Similar spelling:   lamenter