Elegy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈelədʒi|  American pronunciation of the word elegy
Brit.  |ˈɛlɪdʒi|  British pronunciation of the word elegy

noun

- a mournful poem; a lament for the dead (syn: lament)

Examples

...“O Captain! My Captain!” is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln...

The elegy may truly be called tragical.

Word forms

noun
singular: elegy
plural: elegies
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