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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of plangere; PLAINT

plangent

adjective
     
plan‧gent [usually before noun] literary
a plangent sound is loud and deep and sounds sad:
the plangent sound of the violin
plangently adverb
plangency noun [uncountable]

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