alackˈ-a-day interjection
1. Woe be to the day
2. Alas
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Main Entry:alack

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  • alack the day — interjection see alackaday …   Useful english dictionary

  • alack — alack; alack·a·day; …   English syllables

  • day — alack·a·day; birth·day; ca·ran·day; cen·ti·day; day; day·ak; day·ber·ry; day·dream·er; day·dreamy; day·less; day·man; day·tale; day·ton; day·to·ni·an; dooms·day; ev·ery·day·ness; far·a·day; fri·day; hal·low·day; hock·day; hol·i·day·er;… …   English syllables

  • alack — interjection An expression of sorrow or mourning. On a day (alack the day!) …   Wiktionary

  • alack — (also alack a day) exclamation archaic an expression of regret or dismay. Origin ME: prob. from ah + lack …   English new terms dictionary

  • ALACK — int. (also alack a day) archaic an expression of regret or surprise. Etymology: prob. f. AH + LACK …   Useful english dictionary

  • alack — /euh lak /, interj. Archaic. (used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.) Also, alackaday /euh lak euh day /. [presumably AH + LACK. Cf. AHA, AHEM, ALAS] * * * …   Universalium

  • a|lack|a|day — «uh LAK uh DAY», interjection. Archaic. alack; alas …   Useful english dictionary

  • alackaday — alack·a·day …   English syllables

  • Alackaday — A*lack a*day , interj. [For alack the day. Cf. Lackaday.] An exclamation expressing sorrow. [1913 Webster] Note: Shakespeare has alack the day and alack the heavy day. Compare woe worth the day. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English