AskDefine | Define plangent

Dictionary Definition

plangent adj : loud and resounding; "plangent bells"; "the plangent minority"

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English

Etymology

plangens from plangere “to beat”

Adjective

  1. having a loud, mournful sound

Quotations

  • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 49
    Since mid-day their plangent, disquieting cries had foretold its approach.

Translations

having a loud mournful sound

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