Definition of “poignant” - English Dictionary

“poignant” in British English

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poignantadjective

uk /ˈpɔɪ.njənt/ us /ˈpɔɪ.njənt/
poignancy
noun [ U ] uk /ˈpɔɪ.njən.si/ us /ˈpɔɪ.njən.si/

The poem has a haunting poignancy.
poignantly
adverb uk /ˈpɔɪ.njənt.li/ us /ˈpɔɪ.njənt.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)