Dirgeful

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dirge (dɜːdʒ)
 
n
1.  a chant of lamentation for the dead
2.  the funeral service in its solemn or sung forms
3.  any mourning song or melody
 
[C13: changed from Latin dīrigē direct (imperative), opening word of the Latin antiphon used in the office of the dead]
 
'dirgeful
 
adj

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