• (RP) enPR: sŏr'ō, IPA: /ˈsɒɹəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈsɑɹoʊ/
  • (Canada) IPA: /ˈsɔɹoʊ/


  1. (uncountable) unhappiness, woe
    • The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.
  2. (countable) (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
    Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: го́ре

sorrow (sorrows, present participle sorrowing; past and past participle sorrowed)

  1. (intransitive) To feel or express grief.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 424:
      Sorrow not, sir,’ says he, ‘like those without hope.’
  2. (transitive) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      It is impossible to make a man naturally blind, to conceive that he seeth not; impossible to make him desire to see, and sorrow his defect.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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