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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 lam·en·ta·tion /ˌlæmənˈteʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lam·en·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
    In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping.   --Matt. ii. 18.
 2. pl. Script. A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be
           heard throughout the ward" [syn: lament, plaint, wail]
      2: the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing
         grief [syn: mourning]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. qinah), an elegy or dirge. The first example of this form
    of poetry is the lament of David over Saul and Jonathan (2 Sam.
    1:17-27). It was a frequent accompaniment of mourning (Amos
    8:10). In 2 Sam. 3:33, 34 is recorded David's lament over Abner.
    Prophecy sometimes took the form of a lament when it predicted
    calamity (Ezek. 27:2, 32; 28:12; 32:2, 16).