Definition of elegiast in English:

elegiast

noun

  • A writer of elegies; an elegist.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Casuist. Irregularly from elegy + -ist, after elegiac, elegiacal, on the model of agent nouns in -ast.

Pronunciation

elegiast

/ɛˈliːdʒɪast/ /ɛləˈdʒʌɪast/