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Literary UsePlay
Used mainly in literary contexts such as poetry or music to evoke strong emotions. SlideThe bard composed a haunting lament for the lost kingdom.
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Cultural RitualsPlay
'Lament' can be part of cultural mourning rituals, often with historical roots. SlideThe lament at the funeral was an ancient tradition of the town.
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Expressing SorrowPlay
Emphasizes communal sharing of grief, not just individual sadness. SlideThe choir's lament brought tears to the eyes of the entire congregation.