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poignant

Pronunciation: /ˈpɔɪnjənt/

Translation of poignant in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [story/moment] conmovedor; [look/plea] patético; [reminder] doloroso, penoso
    Example sentences
    • The play follows the story of one man's fight to save his land, combining poignant drama with a sense of humour.
    • He can be rather repetitive, but his best work has great delicacy of colour and handling and a poignant sense of lost innocence.
    • Funny, touching, moving and poignant - this could be one of the most affecting shows the Alhambra has staged.

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