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plangent (plān'jənt) adj

resounding loudly, esp. with a plaintive sound, as a bell; expressing or suggesting sadness

Etymology

Latin plangēns, plangent-, present participle of plangere, to strike, lament

Usage:

The plangent ringing of the chapel bells marked the passing of the University President with all the solemnity due a person of her stature.
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