threnody
[ thren-uh-dee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 17th century; Greek 1630s, from Greek thrēnōdia "lamentation," from thrēnos "dirge, lament" + ōidē "ode"
Synonyms
  • elegy
  • poem
  • requiem
  • dirge
Antonyms
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • paean
  • panegyric
Definition
a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead; dirge; funeral song
Example
A) Looking out over the sea, she sang a threnody for her sister. B) They composed a threnody to memorialize those who were lost in the storm.
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