(Of music) having the slow, mournful character of a dirge: a dirgelike rendition of ‘The Internationale’
More example sentences
- The new album incorporates ethnic vocal laments from Eastern Europe and a dirge-like hymn from a Croatian church congregation.
- His songs have a hymnal quality, their insistent melodies dirge-like.
- The dirge-like sounds coming out of the orchestra are anything but cheerful.
Definition of dirgelike in:
- The US English dictionary