elegiacally

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

elegiacal +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

elegiacally (comparative more elegiacally, superlative most elegiacally)

  1. In the manner of an elegy, or funeral poem
    • 2007 November 4, Claire Dederer, “The Inner Scholar”, New York Times:
      He was co-founder of Naropa's writing program, the elegiacally named Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, later that year.