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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A mournful poem; a poem expressing sorrow for one who is dead.

Usage examples (37)
  • The funeral attendees were touched by the beautiful elegy that Laura read as part of her grandmother's eulogy.
  • The annex'd elegy is on a gravestone in the churchyard at Hythe.
  • 1794.14 - "The annex'd elegy is on a gravestone in the churchyard at Hythe."
  • The form of the elegy is a dialogue betwixt a passenger and a domestic servant. for more
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  • The composer wrote an "elegy" (a poem or a musical composition, usually sad and mournful) to be performed right after the "eulogy" (a funeral oration) at the funeral.
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