poignant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"poignant" in British English

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poignantadjective

uk   us   /ˈpɔɪ.njənt/
causing or having a very ​sharpfeeling of ​sadness: The ​photographawakens poignant ​memories of ​happierdays. It is ​especially poignant that he ​died on the ​day before the ​wedding.
poignancy
noun [U] uk   us   /-njən.si/
The ​poem has ahaunting poignancy.
poignantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of poignant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"poignant" in American English

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poignantadjective

 us   /ˈpɔɪn·jənt/
causing a ​feeling of ​sadness: The ​monument is a poignant ​reminder of those who ​died in the ​war.
poignantly
adverb  us   /ˈpɔɪn·jənt·li/
(Definition of poignant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “poignant”
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人痛苦的,酸楚的, 深深打动人的…
in Turkish dokunaklı, üzücü, acıklı…
in Russian трогательный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 令人痛苦的,酸楚的, 深深打動人的…
in Polish wzruszający…
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