Definitions for: Twang


[n] exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
[n] a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
[v] pronounce with a nasal twang
[v] pluck, as a string of an instrument; "He twanged his bow"
[v] twitch or throb with pain
[v] sound with a twang, as of a bowstring
[v] cause to sound with a twang; "He twanged the guitar string"



Webster (1913) Definition: Twang, n.
A tang. See Tang a state. [R.]


Twang, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twanged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Twanging.] [Of imitative origin; cf. Tang a sharp sound,
Tinkle.]
To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a
tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring
twanged.


Twang, v. t.
To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it
go suddenly.

Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the quivering string.
--Pope.


Twang, n.
1. A harsh, quick sound, like that made by a stretched string
when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the twang of a
bowstring.

2. An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal
sound.

He has such a twang in his discourse. --Arbuthnot.

Synonyms: nasal twang

See Also: articulate, enounce, enunciate, go, nasality, pick, pluck, plunk, pronounce, say, sound, sound, sound out, throb

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