Elegiac



[el-i-jahy-uh k, -ak, ih-lee-jee-ak] /ˌɛl ɪˈdʒaɪ ək, -æk, ɪˈli dʒiˌæk/

adjective, Also, elegiacal
1.
used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy.
2.
expressing sorrow or lamentation:
elegiac strains.
3.
Classical Prosody. noting a distich or couplet the first line of which is a dactylic hexameter and the second a pentameter, or a verse differing from the hexameter by suppression of the arsis or metrically unaccented part of the third and the sixth foot.
noun
4.
an elegiac or distich verse.
5.
a poem in such distichs or verses.
/ˌɛlɪˈdʒaɪək/
adjective
1.
resembling, characteristic of, relating to, or appropriate to an elegy
2.
lamenting; mournful; plaintive
3.
denoting or written in elegiac couplets or elegiac stanzas
noun
4.
(often pl) an elegiac couplet or stanza
adj.

1580s, from Middle French élégiaque, from Latin elegiacus, from Greek elegeiakos, from eleigeia (see elegy). Related: Elegiacally.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Elegiacally

    [el-i-jahy-uh k, -ak, ih-lee-jee-ak] /ˌɛl ɪˈdʒaɪ ək, -æk, ɪˈli dʒiˌæk/ adjective, Also, elegiacal 1. used in, suitable for, or resembling an elegy. 2. expressing sorrow or lamentation: elegiac strains. 3. Classical Prosody. noting a distich or couplet the first line of which is a dactylic hexameter and the second a pentameter, or a verse differing […]

  • Elegiac couplet

    noun 1. (classical prosody) a couplet composed of a dactylic hexameter followed by a dactylic pentameter



  • Elegiac-pentameter

    noun, Classical Prosody. 1. (def 2). [pen-tam-i-ter] /pɛnˈtæm ɪ tər/ Prosody noun 1. a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet. 2. Also called elegiac pentameter. Classical Prosody. a verse consisting of two dactyls, one long syllable, two more dactyls, and another long syllable. 3. unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; heroic verse. adjective […]

  • Elegiac-quatrain

    noun 1. . noun, Prosody. 1. a poetic stanza consisting of four lines of iambic pentameter rhyming alternately.



Disclaimer: Elegiac definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.