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mourning

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes, Death
mourn‧ing [uncountable]
1 great sadness because someone has died:
The Armenian authorities declared May 29 a national day of mourning.
in mourning (=feeling great sadness)
It was the custom to visit those in mourning and sit quietly with them.
2DCCMX black clothes worn to show that you are very sad that someone has died:
She was recently widowed and wearing mourning.

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