Definitions

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  • adv. In a plangent manner: with a loud reverberating sound, or plaintively.

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Examples

  • The presence on an upper level of three lady cellists, plangently accompanying the action, is no compensation.

    Macbeth - review

  • She drooped, she seemed about to fall, but joy was a bright light on her face, and she answered loudly, plangently: "Then I shall not be afraid!"

    The Judge

  • The President stood up, made the sign of the T and, switching on the synthetic music, let loose the soft indefatigable beating of drums and a choir of instruments–near-wind and super-string–that plangently repeated and repeated the brief and unescapably haunting melody of the first Solidarity Hymn.

    Brave New World

  • For the bells did the work of arousing curiosity; they tolled plangently into the night.

    South Wind

  • With the plangently useless iterations of a Greek chorus, the tale was flung at him, piecemeal and in chunks, and in a triple key.

    Bruce

  • It is Carlo Carrà turning his back on the vim of futurism in favour of the plangently atmospheric, such as his painting of beach huts on a darkening shore, a red crisis gathering in the wind-whipped sky.

    The Guardian World News

  • She also plangently dramatizes the persistence of memory by showing Tessa interacting with younger visions of herself as well as reaching out to her deceased mother.

    Chicago Reader

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