The Word of the Day comes from "THE BOOK OF FORM & EMPTINESS" by Ruth Ozeki.
A THRENODY is a lament of mourning that is composed for the dead. It is a memorial that is usually found in the form of a poem, a song, an ode or dirge.
"The mournful threnody echoed through the church."
mid 17th century: from Greek thrēnōidia, from thrēnos ‘wailing’ + ōidē ‘song’.