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"plaintive" in British English

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plaintiveadjective

uk   /ˈpleɪn.tɪv/  us   /ˈpleɪn.t̬ɪv/
plaintively
adverb uk   /ˈpleɪn.tɪv.li/  us   /ˈpleɪn.t̬ɪv.li/
"I've broken my glasses," he said plaintively.
plaintiveness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpleɪn.tɪv.nəs/  us   /ˈpleɪn.t̬ɪv.nəs/
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"plaintive" in American English

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plaintiveadjective

 us   /ˈpleɪn·tɪv/
(esp. of a sound) having a sad quality: I love the plaintive sound of the bagpipes.
(Definition of plaintive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “plaintive”
in Spanish quejumbroso, lastimero…
in Vietnamese than vãn…
in Malaysian sedih…
in Thai ที่ดูเศร้าโศก…
in French plaintif…
in German wehleidig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤感的…
in Turkish ağlamaklı, üzgün, hüzünlü…
in Russian печальный, жалобный…
in Indonesian sedih…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷感的…
in Polish żałosny…
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