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plangent

[plan-juh nt] /ˈplæn dʒənt/
adjective
1.
resounding loudly, especially with a plaintive sound, as a bell.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Latin plangent- (stem of plangēns), present participle of plangere to beat, lament. See plain2, -ent
Related forms
plangency, noun
plangently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for plangent

plangent

/ˈplændʒənt/
adjective
1.
having a loud deep sound
2.
resonant and mournful in sound
Derived Forms
plangency, noun
plangently, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin plangere to beat (esp the breast, in grief); see plain²
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Word Origin and History for plangent
adj.

"beating with a loud sound," 1822, from Latin plangentem (nominative plangens), present participle of plangere "to strike, beat" (see plague (n.)). Related: Plangently.

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