Translation of "plaintive" - English-Spanish dictionary

plaintive

adjective uk /ˈpleɪn.tɪv/ us /-t̬ɪv/

used to describe something that sounds slightly sad

lastimero, quejumbroso
the plaintive sound of the bagpipes
‘What about me?’ came a plaintive voice.
plaintively adverb uk /-li/ us
plaintiveness noun [ no plural ] uk /-nəs/ us

(Translation of “plaintive” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

plaintive

adjective /ˈpleintiv/

sounding sad or sorrowful

quejumbroso, lastimero
a plaintive cry.
plaintively adverb

lastimeramente, quejumbrosamente
plaintiveness noun

quejumbre

(Translation of “plaintive” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)