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poignance

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noun poi·gnance \ˈpȯi-nyən(t)s sometimes ˈpȯi(g)-nən(t)s\

Definition of poignance



Examples of poignance in a sentence

  1. <there's a mean-spirited poignance to the novel's satiric portrait of Hollywood>



1769

First Known Use of poignance

1769


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