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#113205 - 10/06/03 01:25 PM threnody  
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I came across this word today for the first time in a discussion of music appropriate for Halloween. I had to look it up. Before I share the definition does anyone want to guess or share their thoughts?


#113206 - 10/06/03 03:54 PM Re: threnody  
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well, seeing as you said it was in a discussion about halloween music, i'm guessing it has something to do with music and with halloween. hmmm, threnody, musicky words like that, er, melody? is it scary music? or something like that? demon music? man , it's hard not to look it up.


#113207 - 10/06/03 05:38 PM Re: threnody  
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Thrednodists® are those who view in threaded mode, as opposed to Flatliners.®

(I'd attribute the above but I forget who came up with what first: I suspect tsuwm, folloowed by the highly suspicious Faldage and maverick.)

HTH


#113208 - 10/06/03 05:40 PM Re: threnody  
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If you're going to search for it, you might try spelling it threadnodist.


#113209 - 10/06/03 06:24 PM Re: threnody  
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Perhaps threnody refers to musical works which can be performed on a bugle?

I should have made this a proper game of Balderdash and not given the hint re: Halloween. I will say that "threnody" is not directly related to Halloween.


#113210 - 10/06/03 06:44 PM Re: threnody  
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The first time I heard the word was in the title of the piece, "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima", which made its meaning pretty obvious.


#113211 - 10/06/03 07:11 PM Re: threnody  
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"Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima"

I was just recently talking about this piece. an amazing composition...



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#113212 - 10/07/03 09:49 AM Re: threnody  
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aha, i think i've guessed it lament?
sleuthing aside
threnody: the posh word for qwertyisms like thre (the) ehwn (when) and hre (her).



#113213 - 10/07/03 10:25 AM Re: threnody  
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Yes! It is a lament or a dirge, and all punning aside, one of the most well known laments is in fact played on the bugle -- "Taps."

I've never heard "Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima" though. I listened to the sample on Amazon.com -- it sounds like the soundtrack to Hitchcock's "Psycho." Is the whole piece like that? If so, wow. You could exorcize a house, a neighborhood even, with such music. It would certainly make for good Halloween music.

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Can a piece become threnody through use, if it was not intended for that use in composition? Or is it just metaphorical threnody?


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