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A strip of black material that is worn around a person's sleeve as a mark of respect for someone who has recently died.
- ‘However, other initiatives, such as the wearing of mourning bands and ribbons and the closing of shops on the day of the funeral as a mark of respect, suggest a return to some of the traditions that have died out.’
- ‘More often than not, I see people wearing mourning bands emerging from restaurants beaming with satisfaction.’
- ‘The bearer party, in full ceremonial day dress and their commanding officer and warrant officer wearing black mourning bands, lifted her coffin.’
mourning band/ˈmôrniNG band/
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