adjective plan·gent \-jənt\

of a sound : loud, deep, and often sad

Full Definition of PLANGENT

:  having a loud reverberating sound <a plangent roar>
:  having an expressive and especially plaintive quality <plangent lyrics>
plan·gent·ly adverb

Examples of PLANGENT

  1. <a plangent, haunting song about a long-ago love>
  2. <plangent organ music filled the church>

Origin of PLANGENT

Latin plangent-, plangens, present participle of plangere to strike, lament — more at plaint
First Known Use: 1666

Rhymes with PLANGENT


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