Definition of lamentation in English:

lamentation

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping:

    ‘scenes of lamentation’
    weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, moan, sob, wail, lament, sorrow, complaint, keening, grief, grieving, mourning, howling, howl, plaint
    ululation
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    1. 1.1 A book of the Bible telling of the desolation of Judah after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 bc.

Pronunciation:

lamentation

/lamənˈteɪʃ(ə)n/