Day-27 (Dirge)

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Word:
Dirge

Status:
Noun

Meaning:
A slow song that expresses sadness or sorrow

Examples:
1) a song or hymn of grief or lamentation; especially : one intendedto accompany funeral or memorial rites
2) a slow, solemn and mournful piece of music
3) something (as a poem) that has the qualities of a dirge

Sentence:
They played a haunting dirge at the funeral for the fallen leader.

Origin:
From Middle English dirige which means 'the Office of the Dead'.

First use:
13th century

Synonyms:
elegy, lament, requiem, threnody

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