Meaning of lamentation

lam•en•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (lam"un-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of lamenting or expressing grief.
  2. a lament.
  3. a book of the Bible, traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah. Abbr.: Lam.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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