Definition of elegiac couplet in English:

elegiac couplet

noun

  • A pair of lines consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter, especially in Greek and Latin verse.

    • ‘The Latin elegiac couplet is the meter of Latin love elegy, but it is also used in many other types of poetry.’
    • ‘The elegiac couplet, used in poems 65-116, is Catullus’ most frequently employed meter.’

Pronunciation:

elegiac couplet

/ˈˌɛləˈˌdʒaɪək/