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Meaning of elegy

el•e•gy

Pronunciation: (el'i-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, esp. a funeral song or a lament for the dead.
  2. a poem written in elegiac meter.
  3. a sad or mournful musical composition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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