Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining or similar to a threnody.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as threnodial.

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Examples

  • Lévy's bitter springtime, his discovery of the Gulag that other intellectuals, including Sartre, had known about for over twenty years, has engendered the purple prose, alternately threnodic and dithyrambic, that we find in Barbarism with a Human Face and The Testament of God.

    Paris: Moses and Polytheism

  • In 1927 Pasternak again returned to the revolution of 1905 as a subject for two long works: Leytenant Shmidt, a poem expressing threnodic sorrow for the fate of Lieutenant Schmidt, the leader of the mutiny at Sevastopol, and Devyatsot pyaty god (The Year 1905), a powerful but diffuse poem which concentrates on the events related to the revolution of 1905.

    Boris Pasternak - Biography

  • I got the camera ready, and was arranging deliberately to take his picture in his favourite and peculiar attitude for threnodic song, when all at once he began craning his neck and yelling, as he had done during the fight.

    Johnny Bear And Other Stories from Lives of the Hunted

  • Her Pindarics rank high amongst the semi – official, complimentary, threnodic or pastoral pseudo – Dithyrambs, of which the age was so bounteous; but it needed the supreme genius of a Dryden sustainedly to instil lyric fire and true poetry into these hybrid forms. [

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • Her Pindarics rank high amongst the semi-official, complimentary, threnodic or pastoral pseudo-Dithyrambs, of which the age was so bounteous; but it needed the supreme genius of a Dryden sustainedly to instil lyric fire and true poetry into these hybrid forms. [

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I

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