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Meaning of ELEGY

Pronunciation:  'elijee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mournful poem; a lament for the dead

ELEGY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: lament
 See Also: poem, verse form



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\El"e*gy\, n.; pl. {Elegies}. [L. elegia, Gr. ?, fem.
sing. (cf. ?, prop., neut. pl. of ? a distich in elegiac
verse), fr. ? elegiac, fr. ? a song of mourning.]
A mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of
lamentation. --Shak.

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