coronach

noun
cor·​o·​nach | \ ˈkȯr-ə-nəḵ How to pronounce coronach (audio) , ˈkär- How to pronounce coronach (audio) \

Definition of coronach

: a funeral dirge sung or played on the bagpipes in Scotland and Ireland

First Known Use of coronach

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coronach

Scottish Gaelic corranach & Irish coránach

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“Coronach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronach. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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