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threnody

[ thren-uh-dee ]
/ ˈθrɛn ə di /
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noun, plural thren·o·dies.
a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, especially for the dead; dirge; funeral song.
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Origin of threnody

1615–25; <Greek thrēnōidía, equivalent to thrên(os) dirge + -ōid() song (see ode) + -ia-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM threnody

thre·no·di·al [thri-noh-dee-uhl], /θrɪˈnoʊ di əl/, thre·nod·ic [thri-nod-ik], /θrɪˈnɒd ɪk/, adjectivethren·o·dist [thren-uh-dist], /ˈθrɛn ə dɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for threnody

threnody

threnode (ˈθriːnəʊd, ˈθrɛn-)

/ (ˈθrɛnədɪ, ˈθriː-) /

noun plural threnodies or threnodes
an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead

Derived forms of threnody

threnodial (θrɪˈnəʊdɪəl) or threnodic (θrɪˈnɒdɪk), adjectivethrenodist (ˈθrɛnədɪst, ˈθriː-), noun

Word Origin for threnody

C17: from Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos dirge + ōidē song
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