plangent

plangent

[plan-juhnt]
adjective
resounding loudly, especially with a plaintive sound, as a bell.

Origin:
1815–25; < Latin plangent- (stem of plangēns), present participle of plangere to beat, lament. See plain2, -ent

plangency, noun
plangently, adverb
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plangent (ˈplændʒənt)
 
adj
1.  having a loud deep sound
2.  resonant and mournful in sound
 
[C19: from Latin plangere to beat (esp the breast, in grief); see plain²]
 
'plangency
 
n
 
'plangently
 
adv

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plangent
"beating with a loud sound," 1822, from L. plangens (gen. plangentis), prp. of plangere "to strike, beat" (see plague).
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