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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
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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.
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