Definition of elegiambic in English:

elegiambic

adjective

Prosody
  • Of verse: written in a metre consisting of half an elegiac pentameter, followed by an iambic dimeter; designating this metre.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin elegiambus, noun + -ic.

Pronunciation

elegiambic

/ˌɛlɪdʒʌɪˈambɪk/