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elegiac


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elegiac  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elegiac  \E*le"gi*ac\,  n. 
  Elegiac  verse. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elegiac 
  adj  1:  resembling  or  characteristic  of  or  appropriate  to  an  elegy; 
  "an  elegiac  poem  on  a  friend's  death" 
  2:  expressing  sorrow  often  for  something  past;  "an  elegiac 
  lament  for  youthful  ideals" 




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