What does elegy mean?

Definitions for elegy
ˈɛl ɪ dʒiel·e·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elegy, lament(noun)

    a mournful poem; a lament for the dead


  1. elegy(Noun)

    A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elegy(noun)

    a mournful or plaintive poem; a funereal song; a poem of lamentation

  2. Origin: [L. elegia, Gr. , fem. sing. (cf. , prop., neut. pl. of a distich in elegiac verse), fr. elegiac, fr. a song of mourning.]


  1. Elegy

    In literature, an elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elegy

    el′e-ji, n. a song of mourning: a funeral-song: a poem written in elegiac metre.—adj. Elegī′ac, belonging to elegy: mournful: used in elegies, esp. noting the kind of metre, alternate hexameter and pentameter lines.—n. elegiac verse.—adj. Elegī′acal.—ns. Elē′giast, El′egist, a writer of elegies.—v.i. El′egīse, to write an elegy.—v.t. to write an elegy on. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. elegos, a lament.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Elegy

    a song expressive of sustained earnest yearning, or mild sorrow after loss.

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elegy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of elegy in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.

Images & Illustrations of elegy

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