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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.
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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
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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.
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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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plangent

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

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

[ˈplændʒənt] ADJplañidero
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plangent

adj (liter)getragen, klagend
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Floyer's closed-circuit construction outs itself, plangently, as a brittle, carefully maintained surface, half covering and half concealing.
At their best, Rossetti's image-laden sonnets were plangently universal ("A sonnet is a moment's monument").
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It is this anguish and its connection to the closing off of all queer possibilities-the double determination of Brandon and Philip's self-annihilation and murder, their self-annihilation through murder, and the social order's own intentions to annihilate them-that makes Rope, ultimately, so plangently queer a film.
While Godbeer is certainly not the first to explore the gendered dynamics of Revolutionary thinking, conflict, and nation-building, I know of no other work that conveys so articulately and plangently the crucial role that male love played in the Revolutionary period.
It is all the more telling then, that in her methodological cri de coeur, she speaks for the humanists, too, most plangently: "Why, then, shouldn't we continue to do what we are already doing?" Since SPOLSKY feels that "we already have very satisfying ways of studying the artifacts of art and literature," she would presumably remain impervious to any arguments for reform.
This was a very polite show, everyone in contemporary design gear--lots of chic, little emotion, though Berg sang plangently in his death scene.
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Any approach to his work, as to any writer's work, must seek to determine what element is peculiarly his, which imaginative note he strikes most plangently; and to deny that in his case it is the sometimes gentle, sometimes bitter, but always passive apprehension of suffering is, I think, wrongheaded.
King Lear is a play about failed understanding and broken relationships, as this production plangently suggested; but without the grave physical consequences Shakespeare gives them, the pathos of these failures cannot by itself yield high tragic emotion.
The disorientation and disillusionment Agnon retraces so plangently in Only Yesterday of course did not end with the Second Aliyah, or the Third, or with Statehood, or indeed with the recent high fide of Russian immigration.