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Synonyms for dirge

a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

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Only Catherine, Callum's wretched sister who managed to escape the eternal life as a Dirge and who then tried to kill Alex, has the key to unlocking the secret.
Playing early in the evening, Sweden's Cardigans miscalculated by concentrating on several slow, droney dirges that kept new arrivals firmly in their seats or in the lobby's long beverage lines.
When he dies, she mourns him with solemn dignity: she dons his monkey skin headdress that he came courting in almost thirty years before, takes his spear in one hand and his shield in the other, and sings dirges in his honour.
The funereal dirges stopped playing, the brass band quickly jumped into a more upbeat tune and stocks started a rally that carried about 200 Dow points and left the Dow with a small gain.
Condemned to existing halfway between life and death, the Dirges spend their time gathering memories.
What started out promisingly quickly turned into rambling piano dirges with maybe recognisable lines of his songs suddenly appearing.
Always dapper, charming, and utterly glamorous, Porter produced a body of work that has withstood the test of time, evolving into standards, as Wainwright's ditties and dirges no doubt will.
His newest book, ``Mason & Dixon'' - a masterpiece, by the way - is desperately serious, yet even the very best comic novels are as dirges next to it.
Sometimes that's just fine: dirges like "You Must Be Certain of the Devil" and "There Are No More Tickets to the Funeral" boom with Old Testament fire and brimstone, even on paper.
Which means we're stuck with those translated Lutheran dirges, while toe-tappers like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen get the old-heave-ho.
Of course, these sung prayers, expressing such powerful words of praise and thanksgiving, have to be sung not like ponderous dirges but with life, vitality, and enthusiasm.
Thundering bass dirges topped by squeaky melodica flourishes quickly merged into a remorseless dirge.
Religious dirges played on state during the day and President Laurent Kabila declared a period of national mourning.