Definition of plangently in US English:

plangently

adverb

literary
  • See plangent

    • ‘He was lecturing American editors the other day and observing plangently that ‘we're more trusted by the people who aren't reading us'.’
    • ‘She was plangently moving in her slower music, but in her faster passagework she gave the music a wonderful shape and direction.’
    • ‘‘I'm a great disappointment to tabloid journalists,’ he says plangently.’
    • ‘In London, in 1951, a little girl skips past an undertaker's hearse in the fog, and you know that the whole of her life is being plangently prefigured.’
    • ‘A plangently beautiful, one-off version of Annensky called ‘Black Spring’ merits quoting in full, but I will give just five lines of it.’