Elegiac

Definition of Elegiac

E`le´gi`ac
a.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.
n.1.Elegiac verse.

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Alcaic, Anacreontic, Castalian, Homeric, Hudibrastic, Pierian, Pindaric, Theocritean, bardic, bucolic, didactic, dirgelike, dithyrambic, dramatic, eclogic, epic, heroic, idyllic, knell-like, mock-heroic, narrative, pastoral, poetic, poetico-mystical, poetico-mythological, poetico-philosophic, poetlike, rhapsodic, runic, sapphic, skaldic, threnodic
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