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plaint

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noun \ˈplānt\

Definition of plaint



Examples of plaint

  1. <the day after the massacre the plaints of bereaved mothers and wives could be heard throughout the village>

  2. <that taxes are too high is perhaps the most perennial of plaints>



Origin of plaint

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one's breast, lament; akin to Old High German fluokhōn to curse, Greek plēssein to strike


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with plaint



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