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- morne (14th-15th centuries)
- (General American) enPR: môrn, IPA(key): /moɹn/, [ˈmo̞ɹn]; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊɹn/
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: môn, IPA(key): /mɔːn/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊən/
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- (without the horse–hoarse merger, rhotic) enPR: mōrn, IPA(key): /mo(ː)ɹn/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊɹn/
- (without the horse–hoarse merger, non-rhotic) IPA(key): /moən/; (rare) enPR: mo͝orn, IPA(key): /mʊən/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)n
- Homophone: mourne; morne (accents with the horse–hoarse merger)
- (transitive, intransitive) To express sadness or sorrow for; to grieve over (especially a death).
- (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
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- A ring fitted upon the head of a lance to prevent wounding an adversary in tilting.