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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Expressing sorrow.

Usage examples (38)
  • The shadows have lengthened and the nightbirds have begun their plaintive course.
  • The daughters of the grouse in plaintive strain
  • "What is that kind of plaintive cry that I hear now and then near the stream?"
  • Akka from Kebnekaise! they cried in plaintive tones. for more
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