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plan·gent

 (plăn′jənt)
adj.
1. Loud and resounding: plangent bells.
2. Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive: "From a doorway came the plangent sounds of a guitar" (Malcolm Lowry).

[Latin plangēns, plangent-, present participle of plangere, to strike, lament; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

plan′gen·cy n.
plan′gent·ly adv.

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]
ˈplangency n
ˈplangently adv

plan•gent

(ˈplæn dʒənt)

adj.
resounding loudly, esp. with a plaintive sound, as a bell.
[1815–25; < Latin plangent-, s. of plangēns, present participle of plangere to beat, lament]
plan′gen•cy, n.
plan′gent•ly, adv.

plangent

- Describes the sound of the sea and its waves—reverberating and mournfully resonant.
See also related terms for waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.plangent - loud and resounding; "plangent bells"; "the plangent minority"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"

plangent

adjective resonant, ringing, loud, resounding, reverberating, mournful, plaintive, sonorous, deep-toned, clangorous plangent Celtic music

plangent

adjective
Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
Translations

plangent

[ˈplændʒənt] ADJplañidero

plangent

adj (liter)getragen, klagend
References in classic literature ?
He despised small game and insignificant personalities, whether in the shape of dukes or bagmen, letting them go by like sea-weed; but show him a refined or powerful face, let him hear a plangent or a penetrating voice, fish for him with a living look in some one's eye, a passionate gesture, a meaning and ambiguous smile, and his mind was instantaneously awakened.
Consider the commentary on the plangent series of photographs, Droit de regards, translated by David Wills as Right of Inspection (1998).
Instrumental interludes revealed the extraordinary forward-lookingness of composers of the period, with one particular offering, the Sonata Terza by Dario Castello, ending with startlingly romantic plangent harmonies approaching its final cadence - a true dying fall.
Samba star Virginia Rodrigues, singing her plangent tunes on musicvids, guides a tour of her Bahia hometown, while describing the severe segregation and social repression still felt by blacks.
Those concerns are made plangent in the thirtieth-anniversary display, which includes a sliver of the archival material donated to the National Gallery of Canada by artists including Lawrence Weiner, Alan Belcher, and Rodney Graham.
Sometimes he took his forearms to the keyboard in tumbling, key-crunching arpeggios, his knees lifting to the level of his shoulders as he dance while he played; at others he used pin-drop silence between sets of quiet, plangent chords.
Terracini's conservatory baritone seems a bit formal against Kats-Chemin's plangent pop/folk melodies and instrumentation.
Right from the start--as the camera descends through autumn foliage toward an overview of a serene street in what is meant to be Hartford, Connecticut, to the sweeping, plangent accompaniment of Elmer Bernstein's score--we have the vertiginous impression of being dropped back into a past all the more welcoming for having never quite existed in the first place.
What's interesting is that the earliest ones are very earthy and Russian-folksy - plangent, quite restricted in range and requiring a Russian colouring.
Khaled Arman and Francesco Russo's score is suitably plangent and not overintrusive.
And Rafael Rojas sings it beautifully, sweet-toned and powerfully controlled, his tenor voice appropriately Italianate and plangent as it is throughout the evening.
Softhearted auds may connect with pic's plangent depiction of the old woman's fate and nostalgic treatment of rural life.