plangent


plangent

adjective

  1. resounding loudly, especially with a plaintive sound, as a bell.

adjective

  1. having a loud deep sound
  2. resonant and mournful in sound

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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