Definition of plangent:
piercing, mellow, bewailing, deafening, round, full, butting, resonant, dashing, blaring, reverberating, woeful, deep, sonorous, earsplitting, deploring, thunderous, roaring, lamentable, resonant, sorrowful, weeping, hitting, lugubrious, heavy, hollow, slam-bang, rotund, dull, regretful, wailing, plaintive, dolorous, blasting, aching, vibrant, loud, throbbing, heartbroken, bemoaning, doleful, stentorian, anguished, orotund, dolesome, thundering, booming, clangorous, reverberant, bass, smashing, grieving, sorry, pounding, ringing, agonized, buffeting, sounds, low, resounding, funeral, beating, rueful, reverberative, golden, low-pitched, striking, bitter, clamorous.
- "Pebbles on the Shore", Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner).
- "Sea Poems", Cale Young Rice.
He could hear no words from where he sat, but through all the plangent noises of the storm he could discern anger and command in his father's voice, and a querulous appeal which had a note of rage in it in the voice of his father's companion.- "VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea", David Christie Murray.