Definition of Elegiac

1. Adjective. Resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy. "An elegiac poem on a friend's death"

Partainyms: Elegy



2. Adjective. Expressing sorrow often for something past. "An elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
Similar to: Sorrowful

Definition of Elegiac

1. a. Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive; expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay; elegiac strains.

2. n. Elegiac verse.

Definition of Elegiac

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to an elegy. ¹

2. Adjective. Expressing sorrow or mourning. ¹

3. Noun. A poem composed in the couplet style of classical elegies: a line of dactylic hexameter followed by a line of dactylic pentameter ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elegiac

1. a type of verse [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elegiac

eleemosynous
eleet
elegance
elegances
elegancies
elegancy
elegant
elegant Habenaria
elegant brodiaea
elegant cat's ears
elegant crested tinamou
elegant crested tinamous
elegant variation
elegantin
elegantly
elegiac (current term)
elegiac stanza
elegiacal
elegiacally
elegiack
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elegiast
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elegise
elegised
elegises
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Literary usage of Elegiac

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Abridged History of Greek Literature by Alfred Croiset, Maurice Croiset (1904)
"The masters of elegiac and iambic poetry are not known except through ... Hence our opinion of elegiac and iambic composition must always be given with ..."

2. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges: Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough, Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge (1903)
"The elegiac Stanza consists of two verses, — a Hexameter followed by a Pentameter.1 ... The following verses will illustrate the forms of the elegiac Stanza ..."

3. The Growth and Influence of Classical Greek Poetry: Lectures Delivered in by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1894)
"Universally, the effect of the pentameter in the elegiac couplet is that, instead of sweeping the mind onward, as is done by a continuous flow of hexameter ..."

4. The Sounds and Inflections of the Greek Dialects: Ionic by Herbert Weir Smyth (1894)
"It is advisable to approach the investigation of early iambic, trochaic, and elegiac poetry from the point of view of the nationality of the poet. ..."

5. Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges, Founded on by Joseph Henry Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough (1916)
"elegiac Stanza 616. The elegiac Stanza consists of two verses, ... The following verses will illustrate the forms of the elegiac Stanza : — cum subit ..."

6. Greek Literature by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1877)
"1n.] elegiac, IAMBIC, LYRIC POETRY. CHAPTER III. elegiac AND ... I. elegiac and Iambic Poetry, 700—500 B. c. ..."

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