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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Definitions for elegiac

  1. Relating to the mourning or remembering of the dead.
  2. Used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
  3. Expressing sorrow.

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Citations for elegiac
This is an evocative and profoundly elegiacsequence that connects the team in the clubhouse with the field of play and the ballpark. Paul Loukides, Linda K. Fuller, Beyond the Stars: Locales in American popular film
It is this elegiac concept of happiness that transforms existence into a forest preserve of memory for Proust. Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project
Origin of elegiac
1575-1585
Elegiac stems from the Greek elegos, "poem or song of lament," a word that may date back to the Phrygian language.