dead march definition

  • noun:
    • A slow, solemn funeral march.
    • a bit of solemn music played in funeral processions, especially at armed forces funerals: as, the dead-march in Handel's oratorio of Saul.
    • a slow march is played for funeral processions
  • adjective:
    • an item of solemn songs intended to be played as an accompaniment to a funeral procession.

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