plaintive meaning

[ 'pleintiv ] Pronunciation:   "plaintive" in a sentence
Adjective: plaintive  pleyntiv
  1. Expressing sorrow
    - mournful

See also: plaintively, plaintiveness, sorrowful


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  1. there was a plaintive cry from a crushed passenger in the rear of the bus.
  2. nehru himself sent the president a long and plaintive letter at the end of the month.
  3. possibly picking up the scent of her young, she let out a high-pitched, plaintive whine.
  4. he accepted overbrook's next plaintive invitation, for an evening two weeks off.
  5. the hostess stopped, with a fork in her hand, as eliza's sweet and plaintive voice arrested her.

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