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elegiac

zero derivation; adjective
Adjective form of elegy which is a mournful or sad poem
 
Derivation of "elegiac" which refers to poetry to mean something sad
Etymology : M.Fr. élégiaque, from L. elegiacus, from Gk. elegeiakos, from eleigeia [OED]
Source : 9/11/2011 Big Coal by Jeff Goodell, Wikipedia There’s something both inevitable and elegiac about Fogle’s return to the darkness.
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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