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  • as indirge
  • as inrequiem

synonyms for monody

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

In my last communication on this subject, I forgot to remark on the strange title given to the monody on Mr. Browne.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 73, MARCH 22, 1851VARIOUS
The feature of this dramatic-musical novelty was its musica-parlante—a species of monody, or declamation, claimed to be la Grec.
VERDI: MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK JAMES CROWEST
The clavier by its very nature tended towards polyphony; the violin towards monody.
THE PIANOFORTE SONATAJ.S. SHEDLOCK
The chorus died; and we heard again the deep monody of the sea, like the admonitory voice of fate.
OLD JUNKH. M. TOMLINSON
Milton's "Lycidas" is a monody on the death of the poet's friend, Edward King.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
The Monody on the Death of Chatterton might have been written by fifty people during the century before it.
A HISTORY OF NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE (1780-1895)GEORGE SAINTSBURY
To censure it in a Monody or Sonnet is almost as absurd as to dislike a circle for being round.
THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGESAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
In 1803 lines 5-10 were again omitted from the Man of Ross, but not included in the Monody.
THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGESAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
The Monody on his wife's death has the merit of sincere feeling, expressed in one or two passages poetically.
THE AGE OF POPEJOHN DENNIS
But the Monody never appeared: the poet died, his young wife too.
WHAT WILL HE DO WITH IT, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MONODY

  • chant
  • coronach
  • cry
  • death march
  • death song
  • elegy
  • funeral song
  • hymn
  • jeremiad
  • keen
  • lament
  • march
  • monody
  • requiem
  • threnody
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.