dirge

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From Middle English dirige, from Latin dirige (steer), from the beginning of the first antiphon in matins for the dead, Dirige, Domine, deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam. Doublet of dirige.

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dirge (plural dirges)

  1. A mournful poem or piece of music composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person.
  2. (informal) A song or piece of music that is considered too slow, bland or boring.

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dirge (third-person singular simple present dirges, present participle dirging, simple past and past participle dirged)

  1. To sing dirges

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Noun[edit]

dirge

  1. Alternative form of dirige