Plaintive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪntɪv|  American pronunciation of the word plaintive
Brit.  |ˈpleɪntɪv|  British pronunciation of the word plaintive

adjective

- expressing sorrow (syn: mournful)

Examples

We could hear the plaintive cry of a wounded animal in the woods.

...the puppy's plaintive expression after we put the toy away was rather amusing...

the plaintive cry of the seagull

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