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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.
The whispered string phrases that underscored Kwan Sheung-fung's plangent cor anglais solo in the Largo were wonderfully expressive and tender.
IF there was ever a plangent reminder of the power of Mother Nature then this film is it.
This is the show that made Ethel Merman famous with her legendary belting of "There's No Business Like Show Business," which in Peter Stone's revised book of Herbert and Dorothy Fields' original, gets this production off to a rousing start with Todd Darling's terrifically plangent vocals leading a colorful ensemble.
She's brimming with feeling, singing the plangent and rebellions song (the one Kurt Cobain quoted in his suicide note: "It's better to burn out than to fade away"--which is also the title of a 1996 canvas of Nara's).
Tenor Michael Schade, although costumed more as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, is an ardent Nicias (Thais's lover), his plangent tenor ringing forth with authority.
Forceful and plangent, he blends classical technique (Safi trained as a baritone at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music) with passion and feeling.
It is a brass band hymn well known to all those who grew up in a pit village, if not by name then through familiarity with its plangent strains at many an old miner's funeral.
Rubbish Warwickshire," came a plangent cry from the Wyatt Stand.
There is another UK premiere of Kancheli's music at the close of the festival with Amao omi (War is Senseless), a plangent lament on the futility of war performed by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet alongside acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae.
On Saturday, Rodrigo's Adagio for Wind Instruments was a highly unusual concert opener and it was followed by the clarinet concerto that Aaron Copland wrote for Benny Goodman, in which the soloist was the very young and very gifted Christopher Turner, who made an excellent case for the work, especially its plangent opening and virtuoso cadenza.
physical description (`a considerable body of water surrounded by land') to ponder its spoken resonance: "The 'l' and 'a' together forming a plangent, serene sound, combined with the kick of the 'k,' like the soft lapping of a wave.