threnōˈdial or threnodic /-odˈ/ adjective
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Main Entry:threnody

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  • threnodial — adjective Pertaining or similar to a threnody. Perhaps I ought not to use the word trifle in connection with a composition of a threnodial and dirge like character, he continued deprecatingly. Syn: elegiac, threnodic See Also: threnodist …   Wiktionary

  • threnodial — See threnody. * * * …   Universalium

  • threnody — threnodial /thri noh dee euhl/, threnodic /thri nod ik/, adj. threnodist /thren euh dist/, n. /thren euh dee/, n., pl. threnodies. a poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead; dirge; funeral song. [1615 25; < Gk threnoidía, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • thre|nod|ic — «thrih NOD ihk», adjective. = threnodial. (Cf. ↑threnodial) …   Useful english dictionary

  • threnodist — See threnodial. * * * …   Universalium

  • threnodic — See threnodial. * * * …   Universalium

  • threnodic — adjective Pertaining or similar to a threnody. There is a definite poetic impulse here, too: possibly threnodic in character (the work is dedicated to the memory of her mother), but certainly with some elements of darkness and poignancy… …   Wiktionary

  • threnody — [ θrɛnədi] noun (plural threnodies) a lament. Derivatives threnodial adjective threnodic adjective threnodist noun Origin C17: from Gk thrēnōidia, from thrēnos wailing + ōidē song …   English new terms dictionary

  • tearful — adj 1. lachrymose, lachrymal, lachrymatory, teary, Inf. weepy; watery, dewy eyed, on the verge of or close to tears, ready to cry or burst into tears or break down; weeping, crying, wailing, sobbing, blubbering, sniveling, whimpering; dissolved… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • threnody — /ˈθrɛnədi/ (say threnuhdee) noun (plural threnodies) a song of lamentation, especially for the dead; a dirge or funeral song. {Greek thrēnōidia} –threnodial /θrəˈnoʊdiəl/ (say thruh nohdeeuhl), threnodic /θrəˈnɒdɪk/ (say thruh nodik), adjective… …   Australian English dictionary

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