Pronunciation: (sor'ō, sôr'ō),[key] —n. 1. distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
2. a cause or occasion of grief or regret, as an affliction, a misfortune, or trouble: His first sorrow was the bank failure. 3. the expression of grief, sadness, disappointment, or the like: muffled sorrow.