plaintively


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Related to plaintively: menacingly, ominously

plain·tive

 (plān′tĭv)
adj.
Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.

[Middle English plaintif, from Old French, aggrieved, lamenting, from plaint, complaint; see plaint.]

plain′tive·ly adv.
plain′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.plaintively - in a plaintive manner; "the last note of the song rang out plaintively"
Translations
بِشَجى، بِحُزْن، بِأسى
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panaszosan
á angurværan hátt
hüzünlekederle

plaintively

[ˈpleɪntɪvlɪ] ADVlastimeramente, con dolor

plaintively

[ˈpleɪntɪvli] advplaintivementplain yoghurt nyaourt m nature

plaintively

adv say, askklagend

plaintively

[ˈpleɪntɪvlɪ] adv (speak) → lamentosamente; (look) → malinconicamente

plaintive

(ˈpleintiv) adjective
sounding sad or sorrowful. a plaintive cry.
ˈplaintively adverb
ˈplaintiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
In the tops of the trees the wind began to play, disturbing the sleeping birds so that they flew about calling plaintively.
In the ravine a ringdove mourned plaintively, and somewhere off in the bushes an owl hooted.
At last, when the ship drew near to the outskirts, as it were, of the Equatorial fishing-ground, and in the deep darkness that goes before the dawn, was sailing by a cluster of rocky islets; the watch --then headed by Flask --was startled by a cry so plaintively wild and unearthly --like half-articulated wailings of the ghosts of all Herod's murdered Innocents --that one and all, they started from their reveries, and for the space of some moments stood, or sat, or leaned all transfixedly listening, like the carved Roman slave, while that wild cry remained within hearing.
She was wont to say plaintively, "I'm afraid the faculties was too much divided up between my twins.
Camilla brightened when Miss Pocket met with this rebuff; and she murmured, as she plaintively contemplated Miss Havisham, "Poor dear soul
You don't know what it is to love," said Henrietta, plaintively, and yet patronizingly.
Again the ape plucked at his shoulder, jabbering plaintively.
The sledge slid along in the midst of a plaintively intense melody.
She tried to follow me everywhere, and on my next journey out and about it went to my heart to tire her down, and leave her at last, exhausted and calling after me rather plaintively.
He could hear the tattered man bleating plaintively.
So plaintively intelligent was the sound, that it seemed as if the little creature were going to break its heart with some mighty secret that it had to tell, and only this one poor note to tell it with.
As they drew near, the men redoubled their cries, while the girls, tossing their bare arms in the air, exclaimed plaintively, 'Awha