Definition of "threnody" [thren•o•dy]

  • (noun) A poem or song of mourning or lamentation.

Use "threnody" in a sentence

  • "Now I know there are a lot of words that will be used between storied, but threnody is a sufficiently unusual one as to catch my attention."
  • "Now for those of us who do not know what that word means right off hand (I had to look it up as I was reading a passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson long ago), a threnody is a song or hymn inspired by the grief of losing someone you love."
  • "As written, the diphthongization is a kind of threnody in its own right."

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