Deep mourning
Mourning Mourn"ing, n. [AS. murnung.] 1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow. [1913 Webster]

2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black. [1913 Webster]

The houses to their tops with black were spread, And ev'n the pavements were with mourning hid. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Deep mourning}. See under {Deep}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Deep mourning — Deep Deep (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. {Deeper} (d[=e]p [ e]r); superl. {Deepest} (d[=e]p [e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS. de[ o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See {Dip}, {Dive}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deep mourning — completely black mourning clothes made of a drab material: After her brother died, she was in deep mourning for a year. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • deep mourning — noun : mourning clothes in which the garments are not only all black but also made of lusterless materials …   Useful english dictionary

  • deep mourning — profound grief, bereavement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • in deep mourning — greatly sorrowing over (someone s death) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deep — (d[=e]p), a. [Compar. {Deeper} (d[=e]p [ e]r); superl. {Deepest} (d[=e]p [e^]st).] [OE. dep, deop, AS. de[ o]p; akin to D. diep, G. tief, Icel. dj[=u]pr, Sw. diup, Dan. dyb, Goth. diups; fr. the root of E. dip, dive. See {Dip}, {Dive}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning — Mourn ing, n. [AS. murnung.] 1. The act of sorrowing or expressing grief; lamentation; sorrow. [1913 Webster] 2. Garb, drapery, or emblems indicative of grief, esp. clothing or a badge of somber black. [1913 Webster] The houses to their tops with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mourning — noun 1 sadness about sb s death ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ national, official ▪ public VERB + MOURNING ▪ be in, go …   Collocations dictionary

  • mourning — n. 1) to declare, proclaim (a period of) mourning 2) to go into mourning 3) deep mourning 4) national mourning 5) in mourning for * * * [ mɔːnɪŋ] proclaim (a period of) mourning deep mourning in mourning for national mourning to declare to go in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Mourning — Not to be confused with Morning. Margarita Teresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, in mourning, 1666; her brother, the young king Charles II of Spain appears behind her with his attendants wearing mourning dress …   Wikipedia

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