elegiacal


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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.
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