Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Word of the Week #108 - threnody

threnody - [THREN-uh-dee] - noun

Definition:
A poem, speech, or song of lamentation, esp. for the dead; dirge; funeral song.

Usage:
In the church I attended while growing up, one of the organists always played at the same tempo, making every hymn feel like a threnody.

1 comment:

LeishaMaw said...

LOL, I've sat through church hymns like that. :)