plaint

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noun \ˈplānt\

Definition of plaint

Examples of plaint in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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



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