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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.
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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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References in classic literature ?
But we must have due regard for them, for they only miss greatness by a little, and remind us of the faint threnodies that stir in the throats of bird musicians upon the dawn.
They are the spirits, the low spirits and melancholy forebodings, of fallen souls that once in human shape night-walked the earth and did the deeds of darkness, now expiating their sins with their wailing hymns or threnodies in the scenery of their transgressions.
A Transaction, or an Account of the Entire Life of an Orphan Girl by Way of Plaintful Threnodies in the Year 1685.
the music of two bodies, into tympanies and threnodies. We
As proof of the above mentioned, De Martino's own ethnological field research, which is not limited to collecting the social labour songs of the Italian workers, or particular traditions of debatable origin, such as tarantinism typical for one particular province of Italy, or threnodies and funeral marches of the Italian people.