elegiac

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French élégiaque.

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AdjectiveEdit

elegiac (comparative more elegiac, superlative most elegiac)

  1. Of or relating to an elegy.
    the elegiac distich or couplet, consisting of a dactylic hexameter and pentameter
  2. Expressing sorrow or mourning.

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NounEdit

elegiac (plural elegiacs)

  1. A poem composed in the couplet style of classical elegies: a line of dactylic hexameter followed by a line of dactylic pentameter.
    • 1748, John Upton, Critical Observations on Shakespeare[1], 2nd ed. edition, page 385:
      His saphics are worse, if possible, than his elegiacs

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French élégiaque.

AdjectiveEdit

elegiac m or n (feminine singular elegiacă, masculine plural elegiaci, feminine and neuter plural elegiace)

  1. elegiac

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