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Related to plangent: complacent
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.]
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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]
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resounding loudly, esp. with a plaintive sound, as a bell.
[1815–25; < Latin plangent-, s. of plangēns, present participle of plangere to beat, lament]
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plangent- Describes the sound of the sea and its waves—reverberating and mournfully resonant.
See also related terms for waves.
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|Adj.||1.||plangent - loud and resounding; "plangent bells"; "the plangent minority"|
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
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adjective resonant, ringing, loud, resounding, reverberating, mournful, plaintive, sonorous, deep-toned, clangorous plangent Celtic music
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plangent[ˈplændʒənt] ADJ → plañidero
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