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synonyms for elegy

  • knell
  • lament
  • plaint
  • requiem
  • threnody
  • death song
  • funeral song
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When the qualifying window for Tokyo ended on June 29, several media outlets published articles that read like elegies on the competitive career of an athlete who embodied what is perhaps the greatest conundrum in contemporary sports.
THE TESTOSTERONE DEBATE WON’T END WITH CASTER SEMENYAMMIRHASHEMJULY 13, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Instead, we see just flashes of the carnage and human toll as the song ascends into an elegy sung by Snyder favorite Allison Crowe.
WHY ISN’T SEAN SPICER MAULED BY ZOMBIES IN ZACK SNYDER’S ‘ARMY OF THE DEAD?’MELISSA LEONMAY 21, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
It was a species of brief elegy to the memory of Turenne, whom the French soldier still regarded as his tutelar genius.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The next day he composed a beautiful elegy upon “the sister of the prisoner.”
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
The principal classes of lyric poetry are the song, the ode, the elegy, and the sonnet.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A 'byplay' bearing the same name follows an elegy upon the death of an only son.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Mopsus laments his death; Menalcas proclaims his divinity; the whole eclogue consisting of an elegy and an apotheosis.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
In his murky down-town office George had felt himself of late more poet than clerk, and now he was all elegy.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
He died in Cambridge, and I hear they bestowed an elegy on his memory, and design to raise a monument to his ashes.
PRICES OF BOOKSHENRY B. WHEATLEY
He also wrote a collection of melodies, among them an elegy entitled "At the Tomb of Beethoven."
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 81, JULY, 1864VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ELEGY

  • chant
  • coronach
  • cry
  • death march
  • death song
  • elegy
  • funeral song
  • hymn
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • lament
  • march
  • monody
  • requiem
  • threnody
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