Translation of lament in Spanish:


lamento, n.

Pronunciation /ləˈmɛnt//ləˈmɛnt/


  • 1

    (expression of sorrow)
    lamento masculine
    • The lament of a mother for her child lost to the mighty blow of life brought a lump in the throat and tears to the eyes of the kindred spirits.
    • The Ritsos poem was actually written after demonstrations in Thessaloniki in May 1936, and it's the lament of a mother whose son, taking part in the demonstrations, has been killed by the police.
    • Among the musicians in her Boston-based company, Boston Flamenco, is Fernando de Malaga, a flamenco singer who is the real thing - you can hear the lament in his voice.
    • She could hear every halting breath, every tear drip off his chin, and every soft moan a painful lament.
    • It begins in the middle of an epistolary lament from the father of the bride and ends with a subtle allusion to a ceremony whose express purpose is to make Byzantine imperial presence more real.
    • The narrator seems to thrive on pain and on the lyrical laments of all the voices telling tales of woe in the narrative, and its very form captures the unpredictability and riffs of jazz.
    • Her lush sensuality remains intact, but the unctuous, buttery impasto and singing colour contrast past felicity with present vacancy, and blend lyricism with passionate lament.
    • Cleopatra's response, though, suggests that she too intends suicide, and she confirms this in the passionate lament that follows his death.
    • In contrast, the only explicit messianic reference to Humbert appeared in a version of a lament in Irish for Father Manus Sweeney, a beloved Mayo priest who participated in the Rebellion and was later hanged.
    • As Joy Division, they ripped up rock's rule book by making music that was heavy and subtle, glacial, yet full of lament - Love Will Tear Us Apart has just been chosen as one of The Brits 25 best songs ever written.
    • All those living who heard her lament were deeply moved.
    • Her lament does not express regret for a breach of fidelity, but rather the deep sadness of the final farewell.
    • An assessment of great music should allow for a wider variety of moods and expressions - lament, meander, laughter, rage, gallows humor, resignation, and much more.
    • Dusty stood it on its head and made it a passionate lament of loneliness and love.
    • The theme of the passionate love of the Lancasters for England sounds in the lament by Bolingbroke for the country he must leave.
    • Paradise Lost is of course in its largest sense a lament for the loss of human innocence.
    • Everything moves, everything's clear, the dances dance, the laments grieve.
    • Everything was on target in this by turns fierce, passionate and stoic gypsy lament.
    • And the closing title track, where the Kronos strings weep sad harmonies, is a lament of utter anguish unlike anything else on the disc.
    • ‘Lamentate’ is a lament not for the dead but the living, struggling with the pain and hopelessness of the world.
  • 2

    elegía feminine
    • Not even the peasantry escaped, as was well appreciated by those who sang the popular lament, ‘Song of the Husbandman’, in Edward I's reign.
    • Pre-Christian epic ballads, agricultural songs, laments, and tales dating back to before the tenth century were recorded for the first time in the seventeenth century.
    • The girls are singing a sad lament in Sinhalese: ‘Old sea waves, you have kidnapped us ’.
    • I could have sworn I heard a piper playing a lament.
    • The show is packed full of stirring anthems, plaintive laments and unforgettable love songs sung by a first-class cast and backed by the Lyric Opera Orchestra.
    • He played graveside laments for those he liked, mourned and admired.
    • I loved the mixture in myself; the sad Irish laments and the lilting Scottish songs.
    • Music for the coffee concert will include Irish traditional dance music, laments and the music of O'Carolan.
    • Next to love songs are laments of exile; ‘Djunda Djunda’ tells of government corruption.
    • The piece is a lament, but he never referred to its connections or dedication, although he goes way back into time in a setting of the bardic song Cathleen ni Hoolihan.
    • A lot of the sentiment of the movie is delivered through songs in the cabaret, which are old Taiwanese songs, mainly cheesy laments about past love.
    • We had been warned that Ann Lamont-Low, whose moving lament concludes the piece, was ill and, indeed, for the first few bars she sounded more like Nico than Marilyn Klinghoffer.
    • Everyone was dressed in deepest black, and sang laments for the King.
    • An Irish lament was then played on the flute by Boyle musician Brendan Gaffney.
    • Starting as a melancholic lament, the music slowly intruded into the action and eventually drowned out the longer speeches.
    • His music, comprising mostly songs, dance-tunes, laments, and some religious pieces, draws upon native tradition but was also influenced by European composers such as Vivaldi and Corelli.
    • During the wreath laying ceremony young pipers from Marlborough College played a lament.
    • A Scottish piper will play a lament from the control tower at Elvington Airfield during the funeral service in the hangar tomorrow at 12.30 pm.
    • The mourning mother recirculates the lament of the earlier lines as Orpheus and Calliope are themselves ‘fall'n on evil days.’

transitive verb

  • 1

    (absence/failure/misfortune) lamentar
    it is to be lamented that ... es lamentable / es de lamentar que ...
  • 2literary

    (death/loss) llorar
    (past) llorar por
    she was lamenting her beloved father lloraba la muerte de su querido padre

intransitive verb


  • 1

    to lament over sth llorar algo