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el·e·gi·ac

 (ĕl′ə-jī′ək, ĭ-lē′jē-ăk′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals.
2. Of or composed in elegiac couplets.

[Late Latin elegīacus, from Greek elegeiakos, from elegeia, elegy; see elegy.]

el′e·gi′ac n.
el′e·gi′a·cal adj.
el′e·gi′a·cal·ly adv.

elegiac

(ˌɛlɪˈdʒaɪək)
adj
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) resembling, characteristic of, relating to, or appropriate to an elegy
2. lamenting; mournful; plaintive
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) denoting or written in elegiac couplets or elegiac stanzas. Also (archaic): elegiacal
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (often plural) an elegiac couplet or stanza
ˌeleˈgiacally adv

el•e•gi•ac

(ˌɛl ɪˈdʒaɪ ək, -æk, ɪˈli dʒiˌæk)

adj. Also, el`e•gi′a•cal.
1. used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
2. expressing sorrow; mournful.
3. (in classical prosody) noting a distich, the first line of which is a dactylic hexameter and the second a pentameter.
n.
4. an elegiac verse.
5. poetry in such verses.
[1575–85; (< Middle French) < Latin < Greek]

elegiac

- Can mean "melancholy, mournful."
See also related terms for melancholy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elegiac - resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy; "an elegiac poem on a friend's death"
2.elegiac - expressing sorrow often for something past; "an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

elegiac

adjective (Literary) lamenting, sad, melancholy, nostalgic, mournful, plaintive, melancholic, sorrowful, funereal, valedictory, keening, dirgeful, threnodial, threnodic The music has a dreamy, elegiac quality.
Translations

elegiac

[ˌelɪˈdʒaɪək] ADJelegíaco

elegiac

[ˌɛlɪˈdʒaɪək] adj (literary) [quality, mood] → élégiaque

elegiac

adjelegisch
n usu pl (Liter) → elegischer Vers, Vers mim elegischen Versmaß

elegiac

[ˌɛlɪˈdʒaɪək] adj (liter) → elegiaco/a
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