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plangent (adj.)

"beating with a loud sound," 1822, from Latin plangentem (nominative plangens), present participle of plangere "to strike, beat" (from PIE root *plak- (2) "to strike"). Related: Plangently; plangency.

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Definitions of plangent

plangent (adj.)
loud and resounding;
the plangent minority
plangent bells
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