Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lament; an Irish or Welsh melody for the harp, often, but not necessarily, of a mournful character.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) An Irish or Welsh melody for the harp, sometimes of a mournful character.
- Compare Latin plangere to mourn aloud. (Wiktionary)
“And there she was right enough, that lovely sight enough, the girleen bawn asthore, as for days galore, of planxty Gregory.”
“When summoned by the host's whistle, he came to the door lilting a planxty merrily, -- but when he re-entered the stable, the melody ceased, and his countenance became serious.”
“During the period which this required O'Grady was looking down sulkily or looking up fiercely, and striking his heel with vehemence into the sod, while Dick Dawson was whistling a planxty and eyeing his man.”
“There’s puff for ye, begor, and planxty of it, all abound me breadth!”
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