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thren·o·dy

 (thrĕn′ə-dē)
n. pl. thren·o·dies
A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.

[Greek thrēnōidiā : thrēnos, lament + aoidē, ōidē, song; see ode.]

thre·no′di·al (thrə-nō′dē-əl), thre·nod′ic (-nŏd′ĭk) adj.
thren′o·dist n.
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threnody

(ˈθrɛnədɪ; ˈθriː-) or

threnode

n, pl threnodies or threnodes
(Poetry) an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead
[C17: from Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos dirge + ōidē song]
threnodial, threnodic adj
threnodist n
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thren•o•dy

(ˈθrɛn ə di)

n., pl. -dies.
a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead; dirge.
[1615–25; < Greek thrēnōidía=thrên(os) dirge + -ōid(ḗ) song (see ode) + -ia -y3]
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threnody, threnode a

song, musical composition, or literary work created to honor or commemorate the dead; a funeral song. — threnodist, n. — threnodic, adj.
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threnody

A funeral song or dirge.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threnody - a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
keen - a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
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Translations
canto fúnebretreno
surulaulu

threnody

[ˈθrenədɪ] Nlamento m; (for the dead) → canto m fúnebre
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threnody

n (Liter) → Threnodie f
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However, it also imbues a sense of nostalgia which Soyinka (1975) calls a "threnodic essence", a lamentational quality about the destruction of a peoples cultural heritage.
From the teleological unity of this musical system--thepurposeful use of an omnipresent mathematical design--combined with themonadic impetus of lyric poems come the glorious accompaniment"images" of Schubert's songs: slowly risingarpeggios to express dreams or visions, the gradual ripple of harmonicprogressions to reflect the glistening of water or hair, the associationof water with a series of figurations of the tonic triad throughout Dieschone Miillerin (1824), arpeggios gathered into dense chords torepresent rolling, breaking waves, threnodic D minor harmonies to depictthe pain of a departing lover, and something as simple as a descendingsemitone for the throb of pain (an affect known to J.
Three papers address non-European topics, including threnodic writings for royal women in early medieval China, recording death in the early Mughal world, and posthumous deification among political rulers in pre-modern Japan.