[pleyn-tiv] /ˈpleɪn tɪv/
expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful:
a plaintive melody.
expressing melancholy; mournful
late 14c., “lamenting,” from Old French plaintif “complaining; wretched, miserable,” from plainte (see plaint). Sense of “mournful, sad” first recorded 1570s. Related: Plaintively; plaintiveness.
- Plain turkey
noun 1. (Austral) a bustard
[pleyn-vuh-nil-uh] /ˈpleɪn vəˈnɪl ə/ adjective, Informal. 1. having no embellishments, extra equipment, elaborate packaging, etc.; plain; simple; down-to-earth: I want a plain-vanilla car without a lot of chrome trim.
[pleyn-vyoo] /ˈpleɪnˌvyu/ noun 1. a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. 2. a city in N Texas.
[pleyn-vil] /ˈpleɪn vɪl/ noun 1. a town in N Connecticut.