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(of music) having the slow, mournful character of a dirge.‘a dirgelike rendition of ‘The Internationale’’
mournful, melancholic, melancholy, plaintive, sorrowful, sad, lamenting, dolefulView synonyms
- ‘The casual greeting of "peace, man" that had dominated the jolly 1967 Summer of Love had been replaced by the dirge-like chanting of the word "OM".’
- ‘The hushed, dirge-like song closes the album as it opens, with beautifully reflected sorrow.’
- ‘The dirge-like sounds coming out of the orchestra are anything but cheerful.’
- ‘The new album incorporates ethnic vocal laments from Eastern Europe and a dirge-like hymn from a Croatian church congregation.’
- ‘A somber dirgelike music seems to announce a death.’
- ‘The score breaks into a dirge-like rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."’
- ‘The acoustic guitar's melody is pretty and downbeat and the percussion is interesting, almost dirge-like.’
- ‘The dirgelike humming of Lorna Simpson's nearby video installation was audible in the background.’
- ‘It is steeped in references to Arthurian legend and there are chunks of dirge-like opera, during which the story grinds to a halt.’
- ‘Each song delivers short, thudding, dirge-like rock with the same bleak atmosphere.’
- ‘The sequence is accompanied by dirgelike music, which eventually becomes a sung lament.’
- ‘The band's sound included syncopated drum beats, a prominent bass line that flirted with funk rhythm, and a dirge-like guitar.’
- ‘Before they get a chance to turn on the dirge-like music which means our little speech-slot is over, I bounce over to the microphone.’
- ‘The ballet ends with a slow, dirgelike walk offstage by the entire cast.’
- ‘Her melodies match the melancholy mood of her vocal timbre, using protracted, dirge-like lines for an effect that may initially seem haunting, but eventually gets pretty old.’
- ‘The langorous, minimalist melodies are as wonderfully dirge-like as ever.’
- ‘The heavy, dirge-like music combined with dark, haunting lyrics combine to take you on a trip through the darkest parts of your soul.’
- ‘His songs have a hymnal quality, their insistent melodies dirge-like.’
- ‘She walks slowly in a circle to the beat of a dirgelike drum.’
- ‘The dirgelike song was not a smash.’
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