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plangent

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adjective plan·gent \-jənt\

Simple Definition of plangent

  • of a sound : loud, deep, and often sad

Full Definition of plangent

  1. 1 :  having a loud reverberating sound <a plangent roar>

  2. 2 :  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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