cor·​o·​nach ˈkȯr-ə-nəḵ How to pronounce coronach (audio) ˈkär- How to pronounce coronach (audio)
: a funeral dirge sung or played on the bagpipes in Scotland and Ireland

Word History


Scottish Gaelic corranach & Irish coránach

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronach was in 1530

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“Coronach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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