Definition of lamentation :
1. A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.
2. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
lamentation (part of speech: noun)
regret (part of speech: noun)
protest (part of speech: noun)
- Great was the lamentation next morning, when the children saw the ruin. - "Spinning-Wheel Stories", Louisa May Alcott.
- These, therefore, when Marcellus was arrived in Sicily, addressed themselves to him in great numbers; and casting themselves at his feet, with much lamentation and tears humbly besought him to admit them to honorable service; and promised to make it appear by their future fidelity and exertions, that that defeat had been received rather by misfortune than by cowardice. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- As the canoe which bore him shot out from the shore into the middle of the river, and was headed up against the current, there arose from the multitude collected on the bank a mighty cry of lamentation for the young chief who was departing from them. - "The Flamingo Feather", Kirk Munroe.