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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A poem or song of mourning; dirge.

Usage examples (34)
  • The choir sang the threnody at the funeral.
  • Now I know there are a lot of words that will be used between storied, but threnody is a sufficiently unusual one as to catch my attention.
  • As written, the diphthongization is a kind of threnody in its own right.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson long ago), a threnody is a song or hymn inspired by the grief of losing someone you love. for more
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