Meaning of “elegy” in the English Dictionary

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"elegy" in British English

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elegynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈel.ə.dʒi/ us /ˈel.ə.dʒi/

a sad poem or song, especially remembering someone who has died or something in the past:

Gray's "Elegy in a Country Churchyard" is a famous English poem.

(Definition of “elegy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elegy" in American English

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elegynoun [ C ]

us /ˈel·ə·dʒi/

literature a sad poem or song, esp. remembering someone who has died or something in the past

(Definition of “elegy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)