how to pronounce elegy


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the above transcription of elegy is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

elegy is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of elegy in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of elegy


  1. A composition of mournful character.
  2. A mournful or plaintive poem; a funeral song; a poem of lamentation.

elegy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word elegy occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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