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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: dirige 'guide' (the first word of a funeral song), from dirigere; DIRECT1

dirge

noun
     
Related topics: Music
dirge [countable]
1APM a slow sad song sung at a funeral
2APM a song or piece of music that is too slow and boring

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