elegiac elegiac

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
  2. (adj) expressing sorrow often for something past

Usage(s):

  1. Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America's fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City.
  2. Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America's fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City Related: Portraits of Autoworkers.
  3. His concrete museum, cenotaph and gigantic public square managed to be both mournful and modern, elegiac yet elegant.

News

  • Sam Amidon’s lonesome leap forward

    PUTNEY -- Sam Amidon’s new CD, "Bright Sunny South" is anything but bright and sunny. Lonesome, intimate and elegiac, "Bright Sunny South" takes the listener on an introspective odyssey through a spare but emotionally rich landscape.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Brattleboro Reformer

Quotes

  1. A plot-heavy review in the New York Times ends with a take on the book's denouement, which reviewer Michiko Kakutani says "possesses the elegiac and haunting power of tragedy - a testament to [Lahiri's] emotional wisdom and consummate artistry as a...
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Michiko Kakutani Source: Publishers Weekly

  2. "I think for years to come his work will be seen for its unique power," Mailer said of Styron in a telephone interview a few years ago. "No other American writer of my generation has had so omnipresent and exquisite a sense of the elegiac."
    on Nov 1, 2006 By: Norman Mailer Source: International Herald Tribune

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