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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Sorrowful. Showing that you feel sad about someone who has died or something that no longer exists.

Usage examples (36)
  • The poem Tom submitted for the writing contest had a mournful, elegiac tone.
  • An elegiac lament for youthful ideals
  • An elegiac poem on a friend's death
  • His surviving poems are all written in elegiac couplets, with the exception of the Metamorphoses, which is in hexameters. for more
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