Definition of threnodial in English:


Pronunciation /THrəˈnōdēəl/ /θrəˈnoʊdiəl/


See threnody

‘Perhaps I ought not to use the word ‘trifle’ in connection with a composition of a threnodial and dirge-like character.’
  • ‘The nine-minute title track that closes the album is almost unrelenting in its threnodial darkness, bedecked by spooky sawing violin, steady classical piano and playful passages that serve only to plunge you deeper into the all-encompassing, unnervingly seductive gloom.’