To mourn is to feel sadness and sorrow over someone's death. When someone dies, everyone in the community mourns.

  • The town mourned the death of the mayor.

  • The company mourned the death of their founder.

Definition of mourned


To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).


To utter in a sorrowful manner.


To wear mourning.

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Example Sentences for mourned

  • 1

    It's normally mournful and slow.

  • 2

    The villagers and the refugees mourn.

  • 3

    It was beaten, and had a mournful feel to it.

  • 4

    The King's death was mourned in the city.

  • 5

    The man mourns then ignites the pyre.

  • 6

    The people were mourning at the funeral.

  • 7

    There were voices of mourning for the dead.

  • 8

    On the Tartarus, the others mourn the deaths of the builders.

  • 9

    He wanders in mourning for the remainder of the film.

  • 10

    He is able to mourn without despairing.