dirgenoun [ C ]uk /dɜːdʒ/ us /dɝːdʒ/
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Examples from literature
- His long improvised dirges will ring for ever in my ears.
- No long line of troops, no sound of dirges, no trappings of woe, marked the funeral of General Hancock.
- Soul-stirring dirges added to the solemn horror of the scene.
- The dirges are supremely beautiful, their language simple and direct, but perfect in descriptive touches and in the cadence of the reiterated burden.
- Wailing an endless dirge, the dismal notes prolong.