- Antonyms of DIRGE:
- encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric.
- Examples of usage:
Only Webster's dirge might have been said over her coffin.
"Figures of Several Centuries",Arthur Symons.
Beautiful fir trees swaying their soft branches over the grave seem to be singing the dirge of the fallen heroes.
"Sketches of the Covenanters",J. C. McFeeters.
Juste and Tobie were buried with the soldiers who had fallen in the defence of the house; and to the father, who followed the coffins, and the mother, who hid herself in the thicket, there was something like pleasure in the roll of the drum, and the measure of the dead march, and the warlike tone of the shrill dirge which was sung round the open graves, and the discharge of firearms over them- a satisfaction like that of fulfilling the last wish of their boy.
"The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance",Harriet Martineau.
- Only Webster's dirge might have been said over her coffin.
- compassion, forgiveness, mercy, pardon, pity.