E*le"gi*ac [L. elegiacus, Gr. : cf. F. 'el'egiaque. See Elegy.]

1.

Belonging to elegy, or written in elegiacs; plaintive; expressing sorrow or lamentation; as, an elegiac lay; elegiac strains.

Elegiac griefs, and songs of love. Mrs. Browning.

2.

Used in elegies; as, elegiac verse; the elegiac distich or couplet, consisting of a dactylic hexameter and pentameter.

 

© Webster 1913.


E*le"gi*ac (?), n.

Elegiac verse.

 

© Webster 1913.

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