The definition of elegiac is full of mourning and sorrow.(adjective)
An example of something elegiac is a poem about the loss of a loved one.
See elegiac in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL elegiacus < Gr elegeiakos < elegeia: see elegy
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Origin: Late Latin elegīacus
Origin: , from Greek elegeiakos
Origin: , from elegeia, elegy; see elegy.
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