- morne (14th - 15th centuries)
- (General American) enPR: môrn, IPA(key): /mɔɹn/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊɹn/
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: môn, IPA(key): /mɔːn/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊən/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) enPR: mōrn, IPA(key): /mo(ː)ɹn/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊɹn/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /moən/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊən/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)n
- Homophones: morne, mourne; morn (accents with the horse–hoarse merger)
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- (transitive, intransitive) To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 23:2:
- Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene i]:
- We mourn in black; why mourn we not in blood?
- (transitive) To utter in a sorrowful manner.
- (intransitive) To wear mourning.
express sadness for, grieve over
- (now literary) Sorrow, grief.
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “vij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book II:
- Anone after ther cam balen / and whan he sawe kynge Arthur / he alyght of his hors / and cam to the kynge on foote / and salewed hym / by my hede saide Arthur ye be welcome / Sire ryght now cam rydynge this way a knyght makynge grete moorne / for what cause I can not telle
- A ring fitted upon the head of a lance to prevent wounding an adversary in tilting.