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plangent

plan·gent

plangent

 
pronunciation:
plaen jnt
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sounding deeply or loudly.
The cello's plangent notes signal the end of the peaceful mood of the piece.
definition 2: having a sad or mournful sound; plaintive.
In the fall, we hear the plangent cries of geese flying south in formation.
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derivations: plangently (adv.), plangency (n.)