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elegy


elegy

noun

Definition of ELEGY

a composition expressing one's grief over a loss <O Captain! My Captain! is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln>
Related Words taps; elegiac (also elegiacal), monody
Near Antonyms encomium, eulogy, paean, panegyric

March 06, 2015
eolian Hear it
Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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