#WordOfTheDay – This is what plangent means


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Hey Sparkle Writers. Welcome to another Word Of The Day segment, aka another opportunity to learn a new word.

Today’s word is Plangent and although it sounds pretty strange because we also haven’t heard it before, it means having a loud reverberating sound or having an expressive and especially plaintive quality.

Did You Know?

Plangent adds power to our poetry and prose: the pounding of waves, the beat of wings, the tolling of a bell, the throbbing of the human heart, a lover’s knocking at the door—all have been described as plangent. 

For example 

The campers were awoken by the plangent howl of a coyote off in the distance.

We hope you use this word soon!


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