Meaning of threnodic in English:


Pronunciation /θrɛˈnɒdɪk/


See threnody

‘Strenuous fireworks, hoarse violin figures and a quietly threnodic contemplation are all there.’
  • ‘Similarly, the somber and threnodic second movement proves to be an elegy for the idealization of a war hero.’
  • ‘It ends with the title theme given an almost threnodic treatment, as a solo violin bridges the orchestral passages.’
  • ‘Something of its threnodic sensuality is continued in the Violin Concerto, designed as a memorial to the teenage daughter of Mahler's widow.’
  • ‘The theme's permutations are occasionally playful, often reflective, sometimes troubled, but never as threnodic as anything in the earlier quartet.’