Alackaday
Alackaday A*lack"a*day`, interj. [For alack the day. Cf. Lackaday.] An exclamation expressing sorrow. [1913 Webster]

Note: Shakespeare has ``alack the day'' and ``alack the heavy day.'' Compare ``woe worth the day.'' [1913 Webster]


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  • alackaday — [ə lak′ə dā′] interj. 〚for earlier alack the day, woe to the day〛 Archaic ALACK * * * …   Universalium

  • alackaday — [ə lak′ə dā′] interj. [for earlier alack the day, woe to the day] Archaic ALACK …   English World dictionary

  • alackaday — interj. exclamation that expresses sorrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alackaday — alack·a·day …   English syllables

  • alackaday — əˈlakəˌdā interjection also alack the day archaic used to express sorrow or deprecation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lackaday — Lack a*day , interj. [Abbreviated from alackaday.] Alack the day; alas; an expression of sorrow, regret, dissatisfaction, or surprise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alack — /euh lak /, interj. Archaic. (used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.) Also, alackaday /euh lak euh day /. [presumably AH + LACK. Cf. AHA, AHEM, ALAS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamentation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of mourning Nouns 1. lamentation, lament, wail, complaint, plaint, murmur, mutter, grumble, groan, growl, moan, whine, whimper, sob, sigh, cry, outcry, scream, howl. Slang, gripe, beef, bellyaching.… …   English dictionary for students

  • alack — interj. Alas, lackaday, alackaday, welladay, woe s me …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • alack — /əˈlæk/ (say uh lak) interjection Archaic (an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.) Also, alackaday /əˈlækədeɪ/ (say uh lakuhday). {Middle English alacke, ? a ah + lack loss, absence. See lack} …   Australian English dictionary

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