Definition of epicedium in English:

epicedium

noun

formal
  • A funeral ode.

    • ‘Referring to several books written on this king of Urdu epicedium he said that still much remains to be done on his life and works.’
    lament, dirge, requiem, elegy, funeral chant, funeral song, burial hymn, dead march, keen, plaint, knell
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Origin

Mid 16th century (originally in the anglicized form epicede and the Greek form epicedeon): from Latin, from Greek epikēdeion, neuter of epokēdeios ‘of a funeral’ (based on kēdos ‘care, grief’).

Pronunciation

epicedium

/ˌepəˈsēdēəm//ˌɛpəˈsidiəm/