noun, plural el·e·gies.
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Origin of elegy
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH elegyelegy , eulogy
Words nearby elegy
Example sentences from the Web for elegy
I hope this is not an elegy in the sense that what it represents is not lost but it could become an elegy.Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Shows Us How Berkeley Works|Nico Hines|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
White Nights By Fyodor Dostoyevsky White Nights is also an elegy to a love that never was.Book Bag: André Aciman’s Favorite Novellas of Unconsummated Loves|André Aciman|January 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Part ghost story, part noir, part elegy, Bag of Bones is a compelling read about loss and family.Remedial Reader: The Essential Stephen King Back List|Jessica Ferri|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a species of brief elegy to the memory of Turenne, whom the French soldier still regarded as his tutelar genius.
The next day he composed a beautiful elegy upon “the sister of the prisoner.”My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
The principal classes of lyric poetry are the song, the ode, the elegy, and the sonnet.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
A 'byplay' bearing the same name follows an elegy upon the death of an only son.
Mopsus laments his death; Menalcas proclaims his divinity; the whole eclogue consisting of an elegy and an apotheosis.