I have a new word: Plangent

I read it in the book i am reading: The Facts of Life, by Patrick Gale. (Harper Perennial, 2008, p280)

He is talking about a piece of music “…the work’s plangent repetitions and strings of ironically corrupted melody… attracted an audience…”

I wondered what the heck that meant!

According to the dictionary, Plangent means:

adj. making a loud reverberating sound,

or a loud plaintive, drawn out sound

hmm, so a sentence of my own using the word…

“Passing the alleyway in the dim evening light, she heard a plangent cry, then saw a foxy shape from the corner of her eye”