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Meaning of ELEGIAC

Pronunciation:  `elu'jIuk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  expressing sorrow often for something past; "an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
  2. [adj]  resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy; "an elegiac poem on a friend's death"
 

ELEGIAC is a 7 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: sorrowful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \E*le"gi*ac\ (?; 277), a. [L. elegiacus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
    ['e]l['e]giaque. See {Elegy}.]
    1. Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive;
       expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay;
       elegiac strains.
    
             Elegiac griefs, and songs of love.    --Mrs.
                                                   Browning.
    
    2. Used in elegies; as, elegiac verse; the elegiac distich or
       couplet, consisting of a dactylic hexameter and
       pentameter.
    
    
  2. \E*le"gi*ac\, n.
    Elegiac verse.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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