el·​e·​gist | \ ˈeləjə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of elegist

: a composer of an elegy

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First Known Use of elegist

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for elegist

elegy + -ist

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“Elegist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elegist. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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