WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
sack•cloth /ˈsækˌklɔθ, -ˌklɑθ/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  1. sacking.sacking
idiom
  1. in sackcloth and ashes, [uncountable] in a state of deep sorrow for what one has done.



Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sackcloth /ˈsækˌklɒθ/ n
  1. coarse cloth such as sacking
  2. garments made of such cloth, worn formerly to indicate mourning or penitence
  3. sackcloth and ashesa public display of extreme grief, remorse, or repentance



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