Plaintive : Definition

Plaintive

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Definitions of Plaintive

Pronunciation : Plain"tive
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. plaintif. See Plaintiff, n.]
Definition : 1. Repining; complaining; lamenting. Dryden.

2. Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad. "The most plaintive ditty." Landor. -- Plain"tive*ly, adv. -- Plain"tive*ness, n.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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