Elegiac

Antonyms of ELEGIAC

Examples of usage:

  1. " Spare us your elegiac tones," said the Parrot giggling. "Andersen's Fairy Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. Discriminations of the prosaic order had little to do with my first and all but sole vision of the American soldier in his multitude, and above all- for that was markedly the colour of the whole thing- in his depression, his wasted melancholy almost; an effect that somehow corresponds for memory, I bethink myself, with the tender elegiac tone in which Walt Whitman was later on so admirably to commemorate him. "Notes of a Son and Brother" by Henry James
  3. The stories in the present volume all lead back by implication to the golden age, and if Mr. Nevinson's mood is elegiac, he never refuses to face reality. "The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
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