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elegy

  

      n   pl   , -gies  
1    a mournful or plaintive poem or song, esp. a lament for the dead  
2    poetry or a poem written in elegiac couplets or stanzas  
     (C16: via French and Latin from Greek elegeia, from elegos lament sung to flute accompaniment)  
Avoid confusion with eulogy  
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elegy

  
  
coronach     (Scot. & Irish)   dirge, keen, lament, plaint     (archaic)   requiem, threnody  

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EEG, elegant, elegiac, elegise

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