Definition of death march in English:

death march

noun

  • 1(A) Music. = "dead march". (b) A slow, solemn march in funeral procession.

  • 2(A) A march to one's death or execution. (b) A long or gruelling march during which many people die.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From death + march.

Pronunciation

death march

/ˈdɛθ mɑːtʃ/