from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having the qualities of a dirge; moaning
- adj. funereal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Funereal; moaning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fune-real; wailing; mournful.
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About then a small brass band struck up a dirgeful tune, and Pan, who fancied himself a musician, listened critically.
The lost jobs, dirgeful despair, and sometimes mean sniping over tradition and the present day value of big rooms full of journalists.
If you had a window open anywhere in Manhattan early this morning, you could probably hear the bagpipes and the dirgeful drums.
The only good thing was that with Easter, Lent was over and the dreadful, dirgeful songs gone with it.
You know, the songs that think they’re deep and meaningful and moving because they’re slow and whiny and dirgeful, but in reality, they just suck.