What is another word for plangent?

68 synonyms found


[ plˈand͡ʒənt], [ plˈand‍ʒənt], [ p_l_ˈa_n_dʒ_ə_n_t]

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How to use "Plangent" in context?

Poetic language employs a wide range of terms to describe fragility and inclination toward sound, both musical and not. When used descriptively, "plangent" can refer to the natural way a sound or phrase seems to weep or leak, as if its very essence is intangible and susceptible to being shattered or evaporated. Violins, cellos, pianos, and other stringed instruments are particularly celebrated for their ability to produce clear and plaintive tones, and music often employs this kind of emotive language to achieve a range of powerful effects.

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