Definition of deep mourning in English:

deep mourning


  • 1[mass noun] A state of mourning, conventionally expressed by wearing only black clothing.

    • ‘The district was in deep mourning when Mrs Hillary, a former teacher, died of cancer last July.’
    • ‘Of course, the citizens of Monaco are in deep mourning, and the entire principality is really shut down.’
    • ‘The whole countryside is in deep mourning over this tragic event that turned a sporting day into one of darkest sorrow.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, thousands of miles away Israel was in deep mourning for the loss not just of the country's first man in space but also a former war hero who had briefly brought happiness to a country racked by strife.’
    • ‘The villages of Killawalla, Ballintubber, Carnacon and surrounding communities are in deep mourning after the tragic death of Aisling McGing, Kinuary, who passed away following a fatal motor accident on Saturday evening last.’
    • ‘Norman will mark - not celebrate - the VE anniversary with sadness, with memories of dead comrades and the loss of Isobel - ‘I am still in deep mourning, she was a wonderful person.’’
    • ‘Tommy, then, spends the first years of his life among people in deep mourning - most are women - there are not many men left.’
    • ‘Some women, when they learn of what happened, go into a deep mourning and try to deal with it.’
    • ‘He was in deep mourning and claimed exemption on the ground that he was interested in the funeral of a gentleman that day, at which he desired to be present.’
    • ‘People of Crettyard and the surrounding areas are in deep mourning this week after learning of the death of father-of-four Patrick Kelly.’
    • ‘The town of Bunclody was in deep mourning at the news of the tragic death of Paul Cowman, Mill Road, which took place at his home recently.’
    1. 1.1The black clothing worn by someone in deep mourning.