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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Having the character of a loud deep sound.

Usage examples (17)
  • The metal gave the blown notes a semi-sad plangency that was unique to this instrument.
  • "I tormented myself," he declares in a tone which, for sheer plangency, has not sounded since Whittaker Chambers sang among the pumpkins.
  • Speaking without artifice and with a mellow charm, White also has a plangency that will make you weep, so don't listen (at least, not to the sad parts) while driving.
  • Montbrun hastened, with a courtier's smoothness, to recommend the red wine which, though Spanish, had a certain plangency, he thought, which Major Sharpe might find... for more
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