state of emotions of a person to whom something irreversible happened that leads to a feeling of sadness or regret; most often occurring e.g. after a beloved one died, or a long relationship split up
Not to be confused with morning

Mourning refers to process of grieving. This almost always happens at funerals whenever a loved one passes away.

Mourning is also seen when things someone loves gets lost, although not as often. Most commonly seen is sadness, but typically a less intense but longer lasting feeling. Similar to melancholy. Mourning is only seen when a person (or animal, important object, or goal) is lost. Death is most commonly associated. Mourning is not just found in humans, but also in animals. Many birds have a sense of mourning when their mate dies.

The word is used for behaviour in which the bereaved follow. Wearing black clothes is common in many countries, though other forms of dress are seen. [1]

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  1. Robben, Antonius C. G. M. (4 February 2009). Robben, Antonius C. G. M. (ed.). Death, Mourning, and Burial A Cross-Cultural Reader (Ebook). Wiley. p. 7. ISBN 9781405137508. Retrieved May 28, 2021.