Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a loud, mournful sound
  • adjective rare beating, dashing, as waves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective loud and resounding

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin plangēns, plangent-, present participle of plangere, to strike, lament; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

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Latin plangens from plangere “to beat”

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