Definition of “dirge” - English Dictionary


“dirge” in English

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dirgenoun [ C ]

uk /dɜːdʒ/ us /dɝːdʒ/

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. 

(Definition of “dirge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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