Plangent definition

plănjənt
The definition of plangent is a loud or sad sound.

An example of something plangent is the sound of a string quartet at a funeral.

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Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.
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Beating with a loud or deep sound, as breaking waves, etc.
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Loud or resonant, and, often, mournful-sounding.
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Having a loud, mournful sound.
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(rare) Beating, dashing, as waves.
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Loud and resounding.

Plangent bells.

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Origin of plangent

  • Latin plangēns plangent- present participle of plangere to strike, lament plāk-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin plangens, present participle of plango (“to beat").

    From Wiktionary