threnody


threnody

noun

Definition of THRENODY

a composition expressing one's grief over a loss <the composer's cello concerto was composed as a moving threnody for his late wife>
Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody
Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric

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