Epicedial Ep`i*ce"di*al, a. Elegiac; funereal. [1913 Webster]

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  • epicedial — a.; (also epicedian) Elegiac, mournful, funereal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • epicedial — ep·i·ce·di·al …   English syllables

  • epicedial — …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicedium — epicedial, epicedian, adj. /ep euh see dee euhm, si duy euhm/, n., pl. epicedia / see dee euh, si duy euh/. a funeral song; dirge. [1580 90; < NL < Gk epikédeion, n. use of neut. of epikédeios of a funeral, equiv. to epi EPI + kede (s. of kêdos… …   Universalium

  • Epicedian — Ep i*ce di*an, a. Epicedial. n. An epicede. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lamentation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Expression of pain. < N PARAG:Lamentation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lament lament lamentation Sgm: N 1 wail wail complaint plaint murmur mutter grumble groan moan whine …   English dictionary for students

  • epicedian — a. See epicedial …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • elegiac — adj elegiacal, sorrowful, plaintive, mournful; sad, Fr. triste. melancholy; lugubrious, maudlin, emotional; epicedial, dirge like, threnodic, funereal, somber …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mournful — adj 1. sad, sorrowful, doleful, dolorous, downcast, downhearted, heavy hearted, low spirited, discouraged; woeful, cheerless, joyless, forlorn, woebegone; sorrowing, attended with sorrow, Fr. triste. unhappy, afflicted, disheartened, bowed down,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sorry — adj 1. remorseful, regretful, rueful, contrite, compunctious; conscience stricken, conscience smitten, guilt ridden, repining, regretting, full of regrets; apologetic, repentant, penitent, pentitential, atoning, in sackcloth and ashes; humbled,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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