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elegy

el·e·gy

elegy

 
 
pronunciation:
e l ji
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: elegies
definition: a sorrowful or mournful poem or musical composition, esp. a lament for the dead.
A close friend of the deceased gave a thoughtful and moving elegy at the funeral.
synonyms:
dirge, lament, monody, requiem, threnody
similar words:
keen, lamentation, mentation, wail
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