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synonyms for dirge

  • elegy
  • hymn
  • chant
  • coronach
  • cry
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • lament
  • march
  • monody
  • requiem
  • threnody
  • death march
  • death song
  • funeral song
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How to use dirge in a sentence

Now again they are choosingA fall filled with funeral dirges.
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Typically, a jazz funeral procession begins at a church or home, and musicians join the walking mourners along the route to the cemetery playing slow, sorrowful dirges.
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As he sees it, the long days of illness have turned his life into a tedious, meaningless dirge with nothing to look forward to other than its end.
NEAR THE END OF LIFE, MY HOSPICE PATIENT HAD A GHOSTLY VISITOR WHO ALTERED HIS VIEW OF THE WORLDSCOTT JANSSENJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
And old Sanders again tapped in the rhythm of a dirge on his parchment-bound cranium.
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Nature seemed to lie stark and stiff and dead, and that accursed craake her dirge.
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She sat where he had left her, and was crooning again the weird tuneless dirge at which Marto had been appalled.
THE TREASURE TRAILMARAH ELLIS RYAN
It certainly looked as if a true prophet was writing that dirge!
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Even the sea birds that circled around them seemed screaming a dirge.
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"Poland's Dirge," one of his most famous works, is called the most funereal song in existence.
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They accompanied their labors, as if for his funeral dirge, with screams and sounds inimitable but by savage voices.
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WORDS RELATED TO DIRGE

  • complaining
  • dirge
  • elegy
  • grieving
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • keening
  • lament
  • moan
  • moaning
  • mourning
  • plaint
  • requiem
  • sob
  • sobbing
  • sorrow
  • tears
  • threnody
  • ululation
  • wail
  • wailing
  • weeping
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.