Word of the Day – Coronach

By July 19, 2020Word of the Day

Coronach (noun)


(in Scotland or Ireland) a funeral song.

Early 16th century (originally Scots, denoting the outcry of a crowd): from Scottish Gaelic corranach (Irish coranach), from comh- ‘together’ + rànach ‘outcry’.

Example sentences

“The coronach was a mournful song”

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