from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Loud and resounding.
- adjective Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Beating; dashing, as waves.
- Resounding; clashing; noisy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Beating; dashing, as a wave.
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- adjective having a
- adjective rare beating, dashing, as waves.
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- adjective loud and resounding
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Yet the score, with its plangent chords full of added fourths, and snatched motifs which promise elusive melody then dissolve, locks you in its grip.
Niobe, Regina di Tebe; Faust; The Makropulos Case; Fidelio Fiona Maddocks 2010
The Dream of Perpetual Motion is plangent, tender and sui generis: a steampunk The Tempest with the grim and rippling beauty of a fairy tale.
The Dream of Perpetual Motion: Summary and book reviews of The Dream of Perpetual Motion by Dexter Palmer. 2010
I needed some guidance that only the best poetry can provide, so I turned to this month's issue of plangent voices magazine, at $3.75 your best entertainment value.
Spring Cleaning for Poets Con Chapman 2011
Those sorts of fiscal transfers become particularly plangent during times of general austerity, like the one the U.K. is facing now.
EU Integration Would Come at a High Price Alen Mattich 2011
When Steiner jumps he is shown in slow motion, accompanied by the plangent, minimal music of Florian Fricke's band Popol Vuh.
Effervescent, lyrical, plangent, wistful by turns, this score surrounds the immortal hit "Le Tourbillon de La Vie" (The Whirlwind of Life), which Ms. Moreau and the composer Bassiak (playing her lover in the movie) made into a world-wide hit, although it had been written seven years earlier.
For the Love of a Fickle Woman Peter Cowie 2012
There's a rich tradition of plangent, slightly overheated sacred art that treats the spirit as flesh - think Correggio and Barocci, among others.
Gopnik's Daily Pic: Fragonard's sacred heat Blake Gopnik 2010
Still, no one is likely to go to Shakespeare's plangent farewell drama on the off-chance of chortling at the comic scenes.
In this and many ways, Moving Pictures is a plangent and honest book, rendered all the more affecting by its modulation and detachment.
Flick through the economic reports published this week and the same plangent theme sounds again and again.
sionnach commented on the word plangent
Then there are the alternative definitions-
fulgent : a man's post-prandial state
plangent : member of the strategic task force
pungent : someone who enjoys wordplay
stringent : yo-yo user
urgent : Piltdown Man, the missing link
November 2, 2007
skipvia commented on the word plangent
Don't forget astringent: foolish yo-yo user.
November 2, 2007
stuartmathergibson commented on the word plangent
Loud and resounding.
adjective Expressing or suggesting sadness; plaintive.
June 22, 2022