dirge


dirge

noun

Definition of DIRGE

a composition expressing one's grief over a loss <bagpipes played a haunting dirge at the funeral for the fallen leader>
Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody
Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric

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