dirges

plural of dirge
as in elegies
a composition expressing one's grief over a loss bagpipes played a haunting dirge at the funeral for the fallen leader

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“Dirges.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dirges. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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