September 25 2018

Word of the Day

plan·gent
[ˈplanjənt]

ADJECTIVE
literary
(of a sound) loud, reverberating, and often melancholy.
“the plangent sound of a harpsichord”
synonyms: melancholy · mournful · plaintive · sonorous · reverberant · reverberating · resonant · loud

ORIGIN
early 19th century: from Latin plangent- ‘lamenting’, from the verb plangere.

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