Variant of elegiac
- Gr. & Latin Prosody of or composed in dactylic-hexameter couplets, the second line (sometimes called a pentameter) having only an accented syllable in the third and sixth feet: the form was used for elegies and various other lyric poems
- of, like, or fit for an elegy
- sad; mournful; plaintive
Origin: Late Latin elegiacus ; from Classical Greek elegeiakos ; from elegeia: see elegy
- an elegiac couplet
- a series of such couplets; poem or poems written in such couplets
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