el·e·gi·ac (ĕl′ə-jīək, ĭ-lējē-ăk′)
1. Of, relating to, or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals.
2. Of or composed in elegiac couplets.
[Late Latin elegīacus, from Greek elegeiakos, from elegeia, elegy; see ELEGY.]
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