Elegiac

Elegiac refers either generally to compositions that are like elegies or specifically to Greek and Latin poetry composed in elegiac couplets, in which a line of dactylic hexameter is followed by a line of dactylic pentameter. Because the hexameter line is in the same meter as epic poetry and because the elegiac form was always considered lower sty...
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elegiac

[adj] - resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy 2. [adj] - expressing sorrow often for something past
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Elegiac

• (a.) Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive; expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay; elegiac strains. • (a.) Used in elegies; as, elegiac verse; the elegiac distich or couplet, consisting of a dactylic hexameter and pentameter. • (n.) Elegiac verse.
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elegiac

adjective expressing sorrow often for something past; `an elegiac lament for youthful ideals`
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Elegiac

E·le'gi·ac adjective [ Latin elegiacus , Greek ...: confer French élégiaque . See Elegy .] 1. Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive; expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay; elegiac strains. « Elegiac griefs, an...
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Elegiac

E·le'gi·ac noun Elegiac verse.
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elegiac

a quatrain with the rhyme scheme abab written in iambic pentameter. See also Distich.
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elegiac

expressing sorrow often for something past
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