Definition of poignancy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɔɪnjənsi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔɪnjənsi//
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the fact of having a strong effect on your feelings, especially in a way that makes you feel sad the poignancy of parting and separation Of particular poignancy was the photograph of their son with his sisters, taken the day before he died.