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thren·o·dy / ˈ[unvoicedth]renədē/ • n. (pl. -dies) a lament. DERIVATIVES: thre·no·di·al / [unvoicedth]rəˈnōdēəl/ adj. thre·nod·ic / [unvoicedth]rəˈnädik/ adj. thren·o·dist / -dist/ n. ORIGIN: mid 17th cent.: from Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos ‘wailing’ + ōidē ‘song.’

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threnody lament for the dead, dirge. XVII. — Gr. thrēnōidíā, f. thrênos funeral lament + ōidḗ ODE; see -Y3.

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threnody. Dirge.

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