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Main Entry:plangent
Pronunciation:-j*nt
Function:adjective
Etymology:Latin plangent-, plangens, present participle of plangere to strike, lament * more at PLAINT

1 : having a loud and reverberating sound : RESONANT *let out a plangent roar New Yorker* *plangent organ music J.L.Lowes*
2 : having an expressive especially plaintive quality *the long plangent ripple of the harp strings Osbert Sitwell* *a strange, chanting cry, slow and plangent C.G.D.Roberts*
–plangently adverb


Definition from Merriam Webster's Unabridged