|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) A piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; a funeral hymn.
Dirge (5 Occurrences)
Matthew 11:17 "'We have played the flute to you,' they say, 'and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not beaten your breasts.' (Root in WEY NAS NIV)
Luke 7:32 They are like children sitting in the public square and calling out to one another, 'We have played the flute to you, and you have not danced: we have sung dirges, and you have not shown sorrow.' (Root in WEY NAS NIV)
Jeremiah 9:10 Give yourselves to weeping, crying out in sorrow for the mountains; and for the fields of the waste land send up a song of grief, because they are burned up, so that no one goes through; there is no sound of cattle; the bird of the heavens and the beast are in flight and are gone. (See NAS)
Jeremiah 9:20 Yet hear the word of Yahweh, you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation. (See NAS RSV)
Amos 5:1 Listen to this word which I take up for a lamentation over you, O house of Israel. (See NAS)