n. pl. el·e·gies
1. A poem composed in elegiac couplets.
a. A poem or song composed especially as a lament for a deceased person.
b. Something resembling such a poem or song.
3. Music A composition that is melancholy or pensive in tone.
[French élégie, from Latin elegīa, from Greek elegeia, from pl. of elegeion, elegiac distich, from elegos, song, mournful song.]
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