Twang meaning

twăng
To cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound.

Twanged the car antenna.

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To twang is to make the sound of a banjo or bowstring, or to speak with a nasal tone.

An example of twang when strings from an upright bass vibrate after they are plucked.

An example of twang is to speak with a country accent.

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The definition of a twang is the sharp, tinny sound of a plucked string or banged metal object, or a way of speaking that sounds nasal.

An example of a twang is the sound when you pluck the string of an acoustic guitar.

An example of a twang is the sound of the country singer who spoke with a pinched sound in her voice.

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To emit a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument does when it is plucked.
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To resound with a sharp, vibrating sound.
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To speak in a strongly nasal tone of voice.
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To utter with a strongly nasal tone of voice.
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A sharp, vibrating sound, as that of a plucked string.
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A strongly nasal tone of voice, especially as a peculiarity of certain regional dialects.
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A twinge.
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To make a twang, as a bowstring, banjo, etc.
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To speak with a twang.
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To be released with a twang.
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To cause to twang.
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To say with a twang.
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To shoot (an arrow), release (a bowstring), etc. with a twang.
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The sound of a vibrating string, e.g. of a bow, or a musical instrument.
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A technical term for a particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electrical guitars.
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A trace of regional or foreign accent in someone's voice.
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A sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed.
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To produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
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Origin of twang

  • Imitative
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Imitative.
    From Wiktionary