resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy;
"an elegiac poem on a friend's death"
expressing sorrow often for something past;
"an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"
- It is elegiac rather than nostalgic.
- He died at the end of this wistful and elegiac novel.
- Her poetry has an elegiac quality.
- He recorded his emotion in elegiac lines of magnificent dignity.
- This is an abyss, between the sheets, pale white like an elegiac couplet.
- At the same time my paper point out that the writer is in essence a elegiac poet.
Hast thou no elegiac verse For Brunswick's venerable hearse?出自： Sir W. Scott