Definition of plangorous in US English:

plangorous

adjective

poetic
  • Resonant or plaintive in sound; characterized by loud lamentation.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From plangor or its etymon classical Latin plangor + -ous.

Pronunciation

plangorous

/ˈplaŋɡ(ə)rəs/