Twang Definition

twăng
twanged, twanging, twangs
verb
twanged, twanging, twangs
To make a twang, as a bowstring, banjo, etc.
Webster's New World
To emit a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument does when it is plucked.
American Heritage
To say with a twang.
Webster's New World
To resound with a sharp, vibrating sound.
American Heritage
To cause to twang.
Webster's New World
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noun
twangs
A quick, sharp, vibrating sound, as of a taut string suddenly plucked or released.
Webster's New World
An act of plucking that makes this sound.
Webster's New World
A strongly nasal tone of voice, especially as a peculiarity of certain regional dialects.
American Heritage
A sharply nasal way of speaking; ringing, nasal quality.
Webster's New World
A dialect characterized by this.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Twang

Noun

Singular:
twang
Plural:
twangs

Origin of Twang

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative.

    From Wiktionary

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