from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A slow, solemn funeral march.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a piece of solemn music intended to be played as an accompaniment to a funeral procession.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of solemn music played in funeral processions, especially at military funerals: as, the dead-march in Handel's oratorio of Saul.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slow march to be played for funeral processions


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