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elegiac

  

      adj  
1    resembling, characteristic of, relating to, or appropriate to an elegy  
2    lamenting; mournful; plaintive  
3    denoting or written in elegiac couplets or elegiac stanzas  
      n  
4    often pl   an elegiac couplet or stanza  
  elegiacally      adv  


elegiac couplet  
      n     (Classical prosody)   a couplet composed of a dactylic hexameter followed by a dactylic pentameter  
elegiac stanza  
      n     (Prosody)   a quatrain in iambic pentameters with alternate lines rhyming  
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elegiac

  
  
dirgeful, funereal, keening, lamenting, melancholy, mournful, nostalgic, plaintive, sad, threnodial, threnodic, valedictory  

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