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meanings of lamentation


  1. Lamentatio, (part of) a liturgical Bible text (from the book of Job) and its musical settings, usually in the plural; hence, any dirge.
  2. A group of swans.
  3. A sorrowful cry; a lament.
  4. Specifically, mourning.
  5. The act of lamenting.