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Definition of Threnody

  • A song of lamentation; a threnode.
  • a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

How to use threnody in a sentence. Threnody pronunciation.

How it suggests all manner of poetic fancies and graceful threnodies!
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Across the grass plot before the door, burnished pigeons cooed, and trod their stately minuet, their iridescent plumage showing every opaline splendor as the sunlight smote them; and on a buttress of the clock tower, a lonely hedge-sparrow poured his heart out in that peculiarly pathetic threnody which no other feathered throat contributes to the varied volume of bird lays.
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The walks were strewn with pale yellow poplar leaves, and bordered with belated pink hollyhocks, and crimson chrysanthemums blighted by frost, shivering in their death chill; and from a neighboring willow stripped of curtaining foliage, a lonely bird piped its plaintive threnody, for the loss of one summer's mate.
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But the cost? Words from Swinburne's threnody on Baudelaire came to her mind.
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It makes life a threnody instead of a hosanna.
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The parasite is "featured" too, when Ergasilus bewails the decline of his profession[142], or Peniculus and Gelasimus indulge in haunting threnody on their perpetual lack of food[143].
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I think the part which pulpits play in the deaths of kings is the most ghastly of all the ceremonial: the lying eulogies, the blinking of disagreeable truths, the sickening flatteries, the simulated grief, the falsehood and sycophancies—all uttered in the name of Heaven in our State churches: these monstrous threnodies have been sung from time immemorial over kings and queens, good, bad, wicked, licentious.
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Examples of Threnody

Example #1
But a woman grown old, who has outlived all passion and is a mere bundle of fat, or a mummy of skin and bone,-what poetry does her existence suggest?
Example #2
A lovely woman, dead in her first exquisite youth,-how beautiful a subject for the mind to dwell upon!
Example #3
Mrs. Singleton felt her own tears falling fast, but she played for a while longer; then stole out of the chapel, and sat down on the steps.
Example #4
Into her burning eyes merciful tears rushed, and sinking on her knees she rested against the railing, shaken by a storm of passionate weeping.
Example #5
At the extremity of the little garden, under shelter of an ancient, gnarled tree, that screened a semicircular seat from the observation of those passing on the street, Beryl sat down to rest; to collect her thoughts.
Example #6
The building was closed, but in those days a garden lay to the north of it; and a small gate that gave admittance to seats and flowers connected with the Museum, now stood open.