Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as epicedian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Elegiac; funereal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective elegiac; funereal

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Examples

  • When the procession filed out priests perfumed the coffin with incense and sprinkled it with holy water, acolytes bore aloft their flambeaux, and the choir, now seen to be robed in black, sang epicedial hymns.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • When the procession filed out priests perfumed the coffin with incense and sprinkled it with holy water, acolytes bore aloft their flambeaux, and the choir, now seen to be robed in black, sang epicedial hymns.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • When the procession filed out priests perfumed the coffin with incense and sprinkled it with holy water, acolytes bore aloft their flambeaux, and the choir, now seen to be robed in black, sang epicedial hymns.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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