condolences

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin condoleo (I feel another's pain)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kənˈdoʊlənsəz/, /ˈkɒndələnsəz/
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NounEdit

condolences

  1. plural of condolence

NounEdit

condolences pl (plural only)

  1. comfort, support, or sympathy offered to the family and friends of somebody who has died
    I sent her a card expressing my condolences after her mother passed away.

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condolences

  1. Expressing perfunctory or jocular condolence wishes.
    • 1992, Martin Cruz Smith, Red Square, page 120:
      "What were you doing at the cemetery?" / "Burying my father." / "Oh." Rodionov grunted as if he had expected a more imaginative excuse. "Condolences."
    • 2008 July 15, NPR, “When Does It Go Too Far?”, in Talk of the Nation:
      Let's get another caller on the line. This is Camille. Camille with us from Visalia in California. / Visalia, California that's correct. / Go ahead please. / Hi. I'm an African-American woman and when I first saw the cover - let me preface this. I'm in central California, which is very conservative. And... / Condolences.

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