Meaning of “poignant” - Learner’s Dictionary

poignant

adjective uk us /ˈpɔɪnjənt/

making you feel sad:

It's a poignant story about a poor family's struggle to survive.
poignancy uk us /ˈpɔɪnjənsi/ noun [ U ]

the quality of being poignant

poignantly adverb

(Definition of “poignant” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)