how to pronounce lamentation


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lamentation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of lamentation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Botticelli's lamentation shows the early …”

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.

lamentation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lamentation occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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