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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm: "'Las and fearful alack—nobody can make such high claims for the people then living in Maine” ( John Gould).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. An expression of sorrow or mourning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. An exclamation expressive of sorrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An exclamation expressive of sorrow.

Etymologies

On the model of alas; see lack.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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