Definition of lorn in English:

lorn

adjective

literary
  • Lonely and abandoned; forlorn.

    • ‘‘Rainbow’ closes things in memorable style and serves as the track where the band really get it together, gorgeously saddening stuff and reminiscent of those early love lorn Sarah singles, gentle acoustics chilled by brass intrusions.’
    • ‘The last thing she was aware of as the light took her was echoes of that cry that felt as though it were torn from Theo's very soul, a cry as lorn and bereaved as a lone kestrel on the open sea.’
    • ‘You hear that cry running through the background of your thoughts, as lorn and bereaved as a lone kestrel on the open sea.’
    • ‘You may have heard this, either in your own heart, or from your love lorn friends: ‘When I'm with him/her, it seems as if everyone and everything in this world disappears.’’
    • ‘To his eyes she appeared as lorn and abused as a battered child as he cleaned her gently and changed the sheets.’

Origin

Middle English: past participle of obsolete lese from Old English lēosan ‘lose’.

Pronunciation

lorn

/lɔːn/