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synonyms for elegiac

  • funereal
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • doleful
  • threnodial

antonyms for elegiac

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  • cheerful
  • happy
  • joyful
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How to use elegiac in a sentence

The poems are elegiac, brooding and death-obsessed, haunted by intimations of mortality, by ghosts facing backward with regret and forward with trepidation.
LOUISE GLUCK’S FIRST COLLECTION SINCE HER NOBEL GRACEFULLY CAPTURES OUR FRAGILITYTROY JOLLIMORENOVEMBER 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The novel balances stunning prose, depicting the characters’ elegiac love for their land and community, with a sobering lesson about the implications of environmental racism.
20 ESSENTIAL WORKS OF CLIMATE FICTION FOR YOUR READING LISTSMURGUIAOCTOBER 5, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
It doesn’t help that “Joe Bell” works overtime to tug our heartstrings with its swelling, elegiac score or its reliance on tear-jerking tropes, nor that the focus on Joe’s inner turmoil effectively upstages Jadin’s torment.
WAHLBERG WALKS FOR REDEMPTION IN DISAPPOINTING ‘JOE BELL’JOHN PAUL KINGJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Can any of your readers tell me whence comes the following Sotadic Elegiac poem, and construe it for me?
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
Such were among the great elegiac poets of Rome, who were generally devoted to the delineation of the passion of love.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
Tibullus, also a famous elegiac poet, was born the same year as Ovid, and was the friend of the poet Horace.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
On the fall of Napoleon, Béranger took it upon himself to sing the glory of the fallen empire in elegiac strains.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
Eugenia failed not to observe her appointment the next morning, which was devoted to elegiac poetry.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
Already I hear the wanton breezes sighing in Sapphic softness and the forests' elegiac murmur.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
Usque's poem did not win the same popularity as two other elegiac histories of the same period.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
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WORDS RELATED TO ELEGIAC

  • black
  • bleak
  • dark
  • deathlike
  • dirgelike
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • doleful
  • dreary
  • elegiac
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • grim
  • lamenting
  • lugubrious
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • sepulchral
  • serious
  • solemn
  • somber
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.