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Adjective: elegiac  ,e-lu'jI-uk
  1. Resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
    "an elegiac poem on a friend's death";
    - elegiacal
     
  2. Expressing sorrow often for something past
    "an elegiac lament for youthful ideals";
    - elegiacal

See also: sorrowful

Encyclopedia: Elegiac