A Greek ode sung by a single actor and lamenting a person's death. A modern example is Monody on the Death of a Platonist Bank Clerk by John Betjeman.
[n] music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
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accord, accordance, alba, anacreontic, attune, attunement, balada, ballad, ballade, bucolic, canso, chanson, chime, chiming, clerihew, concentus, concert, concord, concordance, consonance, consonancy, consort, coronach, dead march, death knell, death song