mourner mourner  /ˈmɔr nər/


  • (n) a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)



  1. A mourner waits for the arrival of the body of 46-year-old Eliezer Weissfish at the Shamgar funeral home in Jerusalem.
  2. Swayze, then 30, played the eldest brother and gruff father figure to Howell and Lowe; he got to be the family drill sergeant and, at the end, a teary mourner.
  3. As two newly reissued volumes show, Camus was not a mourner of the human condition but its celebrant.


  • The Designated Mourner

    Marking its first New York revival, Wallace Shawn's 'The Designated Mourner' is a monologue-triptych in which three artist-intellectuals recount their experiences as their once-liberal country sinks into political crisis.
    on July 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

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  • Enright writes: "Kitty is on duty by the far wall in case a mourner should be left indecently alone with the corpse, in case the corpse should be left indecently alone."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Anne Enright Source:

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