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Klyda gasped aloud at the horror of the plangent din, and she spun about to locate its cause.

And now, a solemn and plangent token of Oxford's perpetuity, the first stroke of Great Tom sounded.

It seemed as large as the shell of a cathedral, and for organ there was the plangent, echoing sound of sea waves.

A song fours down from the skies, a plangent song of triumph from the Moon.

Then from a point in the south came that warning, plangent cry of the evil bird.

That brisk April air seems somehow in key with the mood of the Avenue—hard, plangent, glittering, intensely material.

She was as far removed from the plangent reverie of Rousseau as from the savage truculence of Swift.

The plangent roar of the city was painful to his ears, which had always been attuned to the deep silences of forest and lake.

But I am not plangent—one must take the thick with the thin—and I have such possibilities of another and better sort before me.

The plangent power and deep earnestness of the words were even more applicable now than then.

WORD ORIGIN

"beating with a loud sound," 1822, from Latin plangentem (nominative plangens), present participle of plangere "to strike, beat" (see plague (n.)). Related: Plangently.

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