adjective. expressing sorrow often for something past.
Example sentences of the word elegiac
He also wrote his "Book of the Duchess," an elegiac poem that shared much with contemporary French poetry of the time but also departed from that poetry in important ways.
2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
They are not always comical, however, as the term “elegiac” suggests; in fact, even in Chaucer's work, couplets can prove solemn or grand.