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Dead march   /dɛd mɑrtʃ/   Listen
Dead march

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

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"Dead march" Quotes from Famous Books

... was performed every Sunday, at the head of the colors of each regiment, by the chaplain. There was the funeral of a captain who died at this encampment. A captain's guard marched before the corpse, the captain of it in the rear, the firelocks reversed, the drums beating the dead march. When near the grave, the guard formed two lines, facing each other; rested on their arms, muzzles downwards, and leaned their faces on the butts. The corpse was carried between them, the sword and sash on the coffin, and the officers following two and two. After the chaplain ...
— The Life of George Washington, Volume I • Washington Irving

Words linked to "Dead march" :   recessional march, funeral march, processional march

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