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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.
In the second movement of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1, young soloist Jamal Aliyev excelled, warm-toned and fashioning long plangent lines of sound and then switching gears adroitly for the extrovert, challengingly angry extended cadenza.
Stripping things back to the essentials - plangent piano chords, delicate strings, her rich, expressive vocals - Dougall has reached a point in her career where she's finally felt comfortable feeling fully exposed.
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I first heard James Dargan in a vocal quintet, Tramontana, several summers ago, and was awestruck by the plangent beauty of his voice.
The high musical quality was apparent immediately upon curtain rise with the plangent soprano of Janai Brugger as Ilia.
This is my plangent note to the ambassadors of love.
Say Naic out loud and hear a plangent moan in the air because it is associated with tragic events that bifurcated our history.
Louis's plangent skyline and wonders where cowardice comes from.
Somewhere distant, a plangent church bell marked time.
'Say' is a layered song with plangent piano that underpins the Dubliners haunting vocals.
easier to ignore her plangent face, the brow of her turning away, because I was listening so intently for the soft dirt broken by the insistent, whispering leaves of plain beans, but she is there -- there is no doubt -- she grieves that mother who helplessly let her go, let her sow herself into the ground as common seed, as any ordinary pathos, so unremarkable that it has been flayed of its proper salt.