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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Planxty (Mus) An Irish or Welsh melody for the harp, sometimes of a mournful character.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n planxty A lament; an Irish or Welsh melody for the harp, often, but not necessarily, of a mournful character.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. L. plangere, to mourn aloud


In literature:

Diana did it to the tune of Garryowen or Planxty Kelly.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith