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Funeral march   /fjˈunərəl mɑrtʃ/   Listen
Funeral march

A slow march to be played for funeral processions.  Synonym: dead march.

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"Funeral march" Quotes from Famous Books

... air. It came nearer, and with it the measured tramp of feet. I rose and went to look out. A Hussar regiment was passing; before them was borne a soldier's coffin; they carried a comrade to his grave. The music they played was the "Funeral March for the Death of a Hero," from the "Sinfonia Eroica." Muffled, slow, grand and mournful, it went wailing and throbbing by. The procession passed slowly on in the October sunshine, along the Schadowstrasse, ...
— The First Violin - A Novel • Jessie Fothergill

... tune among engines not built for high speed. Racing-liners with twin-screws sing "The Turkish Patrol" and the overture to the "Bronze Horse," and "Madame Angot," till something goes wrong, and then they render Gounod's "Funeral March of a ...
— The Day's Work, Volume 1 • Rudyard Kipling

Words linked to "Funeral march" :   recessional march, processional march

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