Definition of plangent adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    plangent

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈplændʒənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈplændʒənt//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) (of sounds) loud, with a strong beat
  2. 2(literary) (of sounds or images) expressing sadness synonym plaintive the plangent sound of the harpsichord
  3. Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Latin plangent- ‘lamenting’, from the verb plangere.
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