What is Elegiac?

Elegiac definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
adjective Also elA.eA.giA.aA.cal.
used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
expressing sorrow or lamentation: elegiac strains.
Classical Prosody. noting a distich or couplet the first line of which is a dactylic hexameter and the second a pentameter, or a verse differing from the hexameter by suppression of the arsis or metrically unaccented part of the third and the sixth foot.

an elegiac or distich verse.
a poem in such distichs or verses.

RELATED WORDSfunereal, melancholy, sorrowful, mournful, sad, doleful


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