elegist


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el·e·gist

 (ĕl′ə-jĭst)
n.
The composer of an elegy.

elegist

(ˈɛlɪdʒɪst) or

elegiast

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a writer of elegies

el•e•gist

(ˈɛl ɪ dʒɪst)

n.
the author of an elegy.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.elegist - the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
poet - a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
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