plangent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plangens, present participle of plango (to beat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈplænd͡ʒənt/

Adjective[edit]

plangent (comparative more plangent, superlative most plangent)

  1. having a loud, mournful sound
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 49
      Since mid-day their plangent, disquieting cries had foretold its approach.
  2. (rare) beating, dashing, as waves.
    • 1922,Clark Ashton Smith, Desire of Vastness
      What central sea with plume-plucked midnight strewn,
      Plangent to what enormous plenilune
      That lifts in silence, hinderless and stark ?

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Verb[edit]

plangent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of plangō