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The word sorrow is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun sorrow

What does sorrow mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sorrows

  1. an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
  2. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
  3. something that causes great unhappiness
  4. the state of being sad
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of sorrow: sadness / sorrowfulness
    • more generic word: unhappiness = state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun sorrow


  1. [uncountable] unhappiness, woe
  2. [countable] [usually in plural] An instance or cause of unhappiness.

Definition of the verb sorrow

What does sorrow mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sorrowed | sorrowing | sorrows

  1. feel grief


Who is Sorrow?

Sorrow a.k.a. Tim Yatras is an Australian musician and composer, best known as one half of the now defunct black metal duo Austere, and the creator of the black metal/rock/trance act Germ.


  1. Sorrow is a musical group.
    • members:
    • albums: "Under the Yew Possessed", "Sleep Now Forever", "Let There Be Thorns"
  2. Sorrow is a musical group.
    • albums: "Hatred and Disgust", "Forgotten Sunrise"

There are other groups with in their name, like Sweet Sorrow, Infant Sorrow, Living Sorrow, My Own Sorrow, Days of Sorrow, Sons of Sorrow, Abyssmal Sorrow, Blaze of Sorrow, Seeds of Sorrow, Ablaze My Sorrow, Joy Kills Sorrow, Vesperian Sorrow, Essence of Sorrow, Kingdom of Sorrow, Symphony of Sorrow, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, The Ambassadors of Sorrow.


  1. "Sorrow" is the closing track from Pink Floyd's 1987 album, A Momentary Lapse of Reason.
  2. "Sorrow" is a song first recorded by The McCoys in 1965. It became a big hit in the United Kingdom in a version by The Merseys, reaching number 4 in the UK charts on 28 April 1966. A version by David Bowie was also a hit in 1973.
  3. "Sorrow" is a song written by Brett Gurewitz and performed by Bad Religion. It was the first single to be released from their twelfth studio album, The Process of Belief, which was released in 2002, although the single was first played in the fall of 2001 by the L.A. radio station KROQ.
  4. "Sorrow" is a musical EP of The 3rd and the Mortal.
  5. "Sorrow" is a composition.
  6. "Sorrow" a.k.a. "Extinction" is a composition.
  7. "Sorrow": Sorrow는 대한민국의 발라드 가수 윤종신이 1992년 발표한 정규 2집 음반이다. 수록곡인 이 기록한 공전의 히트로 인하여 윤종신은 솔로가수로 자리매김하게 된다.
  8. "Sorrow" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  9. "Sorrow" es el quinto sencillo de Flyleaf, es el cuarto y último video de FLYLEAF LP,el quinto de todos sus videos.
  10. "Sorrow" is the 1973 single by David Bowie.
    • released in (42 years ago)


"Sorrow" is a drawing by Vincent van Gogh produced in 1882. The work was created two years after Van Gogh had decided to become an artist. It depicts a 32-year-old pregnant woman, Clasina Maria Hoornik, familiarly known as Sien. "Sorrow" is widely acknowledged as a masterwork of draftsmanship, the culmination of a long and sometimes uncertain apprenticeship by Van Gogh in learning his craft. The drawing is part of the Garman Ryan Collection held at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Previously, it was in the private collection of artist Sally Ryan, who had the work hung in her permanent suite at the Dorchester Hotel in London. The drawing is one of a series using Sien Hoornik as model. It is mentioned in a number of letters by Van Gogh, and he appears to have thought highly of it, considering it an important work and describing the drawing as "the best figure I've drawn". In a letter from July 1882 Van Gogh states; I want to make drawings that touch some people. Sorrow is a small beginning [...] there is at least something directly from my own heart. The piece is numbered as F929a in the catalogue raisonné by Jacob Baart de la Faille.

  • completed in (133 years ago)


Sorrow is an emotion, feeling, or sentiment. Sorrow 'is more "intense" than implies a long term state'. At the same time 'sorrow - but not unhappiness - suggests a degree of resignation...which lends sorrow its peculiar air of dignity'.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sorrow

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by John Flavel, Rev Terry Kulakowski

Habitual bodily sorrow is that gracious disposition, inclination, or tendency of the renewed heart to gracious disposition, inclination, or tendency of the renewed heart to gracious disposition, inclination, or tendency of the renewed heart to ...

Google previewThe Catholic Collection (2014)

734 Catholic Essays and Novels on Authentic Catholic Teaching by Catholic Way Publishing

Sorrow is a sanctuary as long as self is kept outside. Self is the desecrating principle. If a time of...

Sorrow is the tool with which God finishes the statue and animates it with its beautiful expression. * * * * There is a peculiar service, a distinct ...

Google previewExploring the Word (2009)

by Rodney E. Whittle

SORROW. Sorrow is a human word; it is associated with the element of sin and suffering; it is never experienced by God, nor will it be found in heaven ( Rev.

Google previewOriginal Goodness (1996)

A Commentary on the Beatitudes by Eknath Easwaran

Sorrow is an essential part of living: not good, not something to be courted or embraced, just unavoidable.

Sorrow is a teacher whose lesson is to go beyond sorrow. No one...

Google previewA Dictionary of Thoughts (1908)

by Tryon Edwards

Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul winch every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion. — Johnson. Sorrow breaks season, and reposing hours : makes ...

Google previewThe Covenant of God (2009)

by Thomas Blake

Godly sorrow is a prerequisite to repentance A necessary prerequisite to this of repentance (as to the other of faith) is conviction, compunction, remorse, unto which the name of repentance is often given, though it be of far more narrow ...

Google previewThe Quiver (1888)

Sorrow is the rod of Moses, smiting the rock only that the living stream of joy may flow for thirsty ones to drink. Sorrow is simply the...

Sorrow is a spur to drive the spirit; but joy is the wing wherewith the spirit rises heavenward. Christians are to ...

Google previewThe Foot of the Cross (2015)

by Rev. Fr. Frederick William Faber

For then our sorrow is a selfish and luxurious fiction, a ground in which the ...

Google previewBethlehem (2011)

The Sacred Infancy of Our Most Dear and Blessed Redeemer by Rev. Fr. Frederick Faber

Sorrow is a condition of time, but joy is the condition of eternity.

Google previewDeveloping Christian Servant Leadership (2015)

Faith-based Character Growth at Work by G. Roberts

Godly sorrow is an authentic expression of remorse that is grounded in the knowledge that our action was sinful and...

Google previewThe View in Winter (1979)

Reflections on Old Age by Ronald Blythe

And the seventh sorrow Is the slow goodbye Of the face with its wrinkles that looks through the window As the year packs up Like a tatty fairground That came for the children. Ted Hughes, 'Winter in the Village' Two kinds of people grow old in ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the New Testament (1985)

Abridged in One Volume by Gerhard Kittel, Gerhard Friedrich, Geoffrey W. Bromiley

We also bring sorrow on ourselves by our deeds. Carousing offers brief hedonai and many lypai. 3 . Dealing with type only in relation to hedone, philosophy sees that there can be no done without it. Plato thinks hedonai and lypai belong to the ...

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Sign language the ultimate sorrow

This is the first recording of a new internationally recognized sign language gesture to express ultimate sorrow, invented and performed live here by Jonatha...

Quotes about Sorrow

Sorrow for the death of a father lasts six months; sorrow for a mother, a year; sorrow for a wife, until another wife; sorrow for a son, forever.
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Scrabble value of S1O1R1R1O1W4

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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