from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Loud and resounding: plangent bells.
- adj. Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive: "From a doorway came the plangent sounds of a guitar” ( Malcolm Lowry).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having a loud, mournful sound
- adj. beating, dashing, as waves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Beating; dashing, as a wave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beating; dashing, as waves.
- Resounding; clashing; noisy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. loud and resounding
Latin plangēns, plangent-, present participle of plangere, to strike, lament; see plāk-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin plangens from plangere “to beat” (Wiktionary)