Part of speech: noun

A funeral hymn.

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Usage examples "dirge":

  1. The bells rang out a dirge, but they did it hardly above their breath. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Hakadah thought of his Ohitika as a person who would meet his death without a struggle, so he began to sing a dirge for him, at the same time hugging him tight to himself. - "Indian Boyhood", [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman.
  3. A Lyke Wake Dirge is of surpassing quality throughout. - "Flower-of-the-Mind", Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson.