adjective see threnode

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  • 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

  • threnodic — adjective see threnode * * * threnōˈdial or threnodic / odˈ/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑threnody …   Useful english dictionary

  • threnodic — See threnodial. * * * …   Universalium

  • threnodic — thre·nod·ic …   English syllables

  • threnode — noun Date: 1614 threnody • threnodic adjective • threnodist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Death and the King's Horseman — Written by Wole Soyinka Characters Elesin Olunde Iyaloja Simon Pilkings Jane Pilkings Amusa Date premiered March 1, 1975 (1975 03 01) …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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

  • elegiac — Synonyms and related words: Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian, Pindaric, Theocritean, bardic, bucolic, didactic, dirgelike, dithyrambic, dramatic, eclogic, epic, heroic, idyllic, knell like, mock heroic, narrative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

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