Plangency
Plangency Plan"gen*cy, n. The quality or state of being plangent; a beating sound. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • plangency — plangent ► ADJECTIVE chiefly literary ▪ (of a sound) loud and resonant, with a mournful tone. DERIVATIVES plangency noun plangently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin plangere to lament …   English terms dictionary

  • plangency — noun Date: 1858 the quality or state of being plangent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plangency — See plangent. * * * …   Universalium

  • plangency — noun The state of being plangent …   Wiktionary

  • plangency — plændÊ’É™nsɪ n. vibrating noise; constant sound; sound of waves crashing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plangency — plan·gen·cy …   English syllables

  • plangency — noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant • Syn: ↑resonance, ↑reverberance, ↑ringing, ↑sonorousness, ↑sonority, ↑vibrancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plangent — plangency, n. plangently, adv. /plan jeuhnt/, adj. resounding loudly, esp. with a plaintive sound, as a bell. [1815 25; < L plangent (s. of plangens), prp. of plangere to beat, lament. See PLAIN2, ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • reverberance — noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant • Syn: ↑plangency, ↑resonance, ↑ringing, ↑sonorousness, ↑sonority, ↑vibrancy • Derivationally related forms: ↑v …   Useful english dictionary

  • ringing — noun 1. the sound of a bell ringing (Freq. 1) the distinctive ring of the church bell the ringing of the telephone the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells E. A. Poe • Syn: ↑ring,… …   Useful english dictionary

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