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synonyms for threnody

  • dirge
  • elegy
  • poem
  • requiem
See also synonyms for: threnodial
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How to use threnody in a sentence

The ceaseless threnody of the sea seemed to the old man a requiem over dead hopes.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
The beautiful "Threnody" on the death of his boy, reveals the sorrow of a soaring mind rather than the grief of a crushed heart.
RECOLLECTIONS AND IMPRESSIONSOCTAVIUS BROOKS FROTHINGHAM
It is scarcely possible to touch the threnody that follows without marring its pathetic and profound beauty.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JOBROBERT WATSON
This picture was regarded as “a hymn of jubilation for what was attained and a threnody for the sacrifice it had cost.”
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
No ode or threnody could equal in vibrating passion Captain Scott's last testament.
SOME DIVERSIONS OF A MAN OF LETTERSEDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE
In a long irregular threnody or funeral ode, the great technical difficulty is to support lyrical emotion throughout.
SOME DIVERSIONS OF A MAN OF LETTERSEDMUND WILLIAM GOSSE
This cry of the rough man is unexpected, and grandiose as the voice of ancient tragedians chanting the threnody of a hero.
THE NEW BOOK OF MARTYRSGEORGES DUHAMEL
Is there any threnody over a death half so unutterably sad as that one jest over a life?
WISDOM, WIT, AND PATHOS OF OUIDAOUIDA
The Finale is a threnody, one of overpowering grief, the motto of which might be "vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
MUSIC: AN ART AND A LANGUAGEWALTER RAYMOND SPALDING
In October it rises, a universal threnody, the death-song of the insects.
IN THE OPENSTANTON DAVIS KIRKHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO THRENODY

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