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dirge



Pronunciation: (dûrj), [key]
n.
1. a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.
2. any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of lament for the dead or solemn, mournful music: Tennyson's dirge for the Duke of Wellington.
3. a mournful sound resembling a dirge: The autumn wind sang the dirge of summer.
4. Eccles.the office of the dead, or the funeral service as sung.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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