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A.Word.A.Day--monody

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This week's theme: words about poetry.

monody (MON-uh-dee) noun

1. A poem in which the poet laments someone's death.

2. A piece of music in which a single melodic line predominates.

[From Greek monoidos (singing alone), from mono- (one) + (oide) song.]

See more usage examples of monody in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"The suicide of the elder son inspired his longest poem 'Monody - to my son Paul: 1939-1982'." Ronald Sly; Obituary: Hubert Nicholson; The Independent (London, UK); Jan 22, 1996 .

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The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind. -Thomas Paine, philosopher and writer (1737-1809)

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