dead march

noun

Definition of dead march

: a solemn march for a funeral

Examples of dead march in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During this time minute guns were being fired from Crown Hill and Smith & Meyer's band playing a dead march. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "How Indianapolis commemorated its first 'Memorial Day' in 1871," 21 May 2020 The coroner found COVID-19 in five cases, including a 45-year-old woman found dead March 29 inside her car at a church parking lot. Los Angeles Times, "The silent, deadly spread of coronavirus in California began far earlier than first reported," 23 Apr. 2020 Velasquez’s son, 2, and her 10-month-old daughter were found dead March 26, 2018, in a car outside their Superior, Arizona, home. Christine Pelisek, PEOPLE.com, "2 Arizona Siblings Died While Strapped Into Car Seats, as Mom Pleads Guilty to Murder," 7 Nov. 2019 John Neal, 19, was found dead March 28, 2018 in the backseat of a burnt, abandoned car in Texarkana, Texas, according to the Texarkana News. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "SEC media days: Nick Saban notes 'distractions' prior to Alabama's loss to Clemson," 17 July 2019 The victims in that case, 36-year-old Chantell Johnson and 51-year-old Darren Cheneau, were found dead March 19 inside of a black Acura on St. Claude Court near St. Claude Avenue. Emily Lane, NOLA.com, "Man shot on St. Claude Avenue in Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans police say," 8 Apr. 2018 Tejano musician Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, known simply as Selena, was shot dead March 31, 1995. Steve Saldivar, latimes.com, "What does Selena mean to you?," 13 Apr. 2018 Authorities say Velasquez's 2-year-old son and infant daughter were found dead March 26 in a car in the town of Superior. Fox News, "Arizona mother pleads not guilty in children's car deaths," 13 Apr. 2018 Ronald Albert Johns, a 54-year-old white male, was found dead March 15 in his room at a Birmingham boarding. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Relatives sought for 3 who died in Jeffco in recent weeks," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dead march

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Dead march.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20march. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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