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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Loud and resounding.
2. Sad or mournful.
From Latin plangere (to beat the br- east, lament). Ultimately from the Indo-European root plak- (to strike), which also gave us plague, plankton, fling, and complain. Earliest documented use: 1666.
"When the two horns answered each other's plangent calls from opposite sides of the vast auditorium the effect was electrifying."
A Majestic Canon; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 4, 2003.
"Enthrallingly told, beautifully written, and so emotionally plangent that some passages bring tears."
Amanda Vaill; A Luminous Novel of Children in War ("All the Light We Cannot See"); The Washington Post; May 6, 2014.
See more usage examples of plangent in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Creative minds are uneven, and the best of fabrics have their dull spots. -HP Lovecraft, short-story writer and novelist (1890-1937)