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dead march

n.
A slow, solemn funeral march.
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dead march

n
(Music, other) a piece of solemn funeral music played to accompany a procession, esp at military funerals
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Noun1.dead march - a slow march to be played for funeral processionsdead march - a slow march to be played for funeral processions
processional march, recessional march - a march to be played for processions
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References in classic literature ?
Supposing that the tune allotted to him was the Dead March in Saul.
Take it for all in all, it was perhaps the happiest day he had ever known in his life; not even excepting that on which his heroic partner had approached the nuptial altar to the tune of the Dead March in Saul.
Bella hummed the Dead March in Saul, and said, after all it signified very little!
The lieutenant had returned only to go away again three days later, when the wail of the Dead March, and the tramp of the squadrons, told the wondering Station, who saw no gap in the mess-table, that an officer of the regiment had resigned his new-found commission.
we sang one hymn, then a bible exposition by an elder - not a pastor, then it's all over - no benediction, no 'Dead march in Saul' no anything.
The whole town turned out for his military funeral in July, 1796, when he was carried to St Michael's to the Dead March from Handel's Saul.
The Volunteers were pall bearers, the Cinque Port Cavalry band played the Dead March from Saul by Handel and the Angusshire Fencibles ended the procession by firing three volleys over the grave.
As a band played the Dead March, thousands lined the streets as the cortege as it made its way from Wrekenton, down Sheriff Hill and along Durham Road to Gateshead, and on to Newcastle Central Station from where PC Graham's coffin was returned to his home village in Northumberland.
The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War.
The Dead March was played in tribute to the fallen heroes.
Ricardo Mayumi was shot dead March 2 in his home in Ifugao Province in the country's north.