adjective Also el·e·gi·a·cal.
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They are variously loud, meditative, dramatic, witty, sexy, searing, and elegiac.
“I drive through the streets and see people without hope,” he says in the elegiac narration that ends the film.Are Narcocorrido Mexican Drug Ballads Really That Bad?|Jimmy So|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Six Feet Under ended its six-season run with perhaps the most elegiac, moving final scene a series has ever produced.‘Breaking Bad’ and TV’s Five Most Shocking Flash-Forward Scenes|Kevin Fallon|August 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As David Quammen described in his elegiac The Song of the Dodo, islands are “where species go to die.”Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he is one of the best deadline artists in the business, and his series on the dying of his father was unflinching and elegiac.John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012|John Avlon|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Can any of your readers tell me whence comes the following Sotadic Elegiac poem, and construe it for me?
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.
Tibullus, also a famous elegiac poet, was born the same year as Ovid, and was the friend of the poet Horace.
On the fall of Napoleon, Béranger took it upon himself to sing the glory of the fallen empire in elegiac strains.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
Eugenia failed not to observe her appointment the next morning, which was devoted to elegiac poetry.Camilla|Fanny Burney