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  • adj. elegiac; funereal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Elegiac; funereal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as epicedian.


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  • 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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