Definition of threnody noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈθrenədi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθrenədi//
(pl. threnodies) (specialist)
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a song, poem or other expression of great sadness for somebody who has died or for something that has ended Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos ‘wailing’ + ōidē ‘song’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: threnody