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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, relating to, or consisting of two dactylic hexameter lines the second of which lacks the arsis in the third and sixth feet.

Usage examples (21)
  • Adjective : elegiac strains
  • My story, "The Last Elegy", takes up where the word elegiacal left off.
  • What stories have I written that couldn't, in some way or another, be described as elegiacal?
  • And then I saw the word "elegiacal", and I knew that would provide the solution. for more
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  • This was the winning word in the 1988 National Spelling Bee!
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