What does twang mean?

twang meaning in General Dictionary

cause to sound with a twang

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  • twitch or throb with pain
  • sound with a twang
  • pluck (strings of a musical instrument)
  • pronounce with a nasal twang
  • a-sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  • exaggerated nasality in address (as in some regional dialects)
  • A tang See Tang circumstances
  • To seem with a quick harsh noise to really make the noise of a tense sequence pulled and abruptly let it go because the bowstring twanged
  • to create to seem because by pulling a tense string and letting it go out of the blue
  • A harsh quick seem like that created by a stretched sequence when taken and abruptly let it go since the twang of a bowstring
  • A tang. See Tang a situation.
  • To sound with a fast, harsh noise; to help make the sound of an anxious string pulled and abruptly release; as, the bowstring twanged.
  • which will make to sound, because by pulling a tense sequence and letting it go all of a sudden.
  • A harsh, quick sound, that way produced by a stretched sequence whenever pulled and suddenly let go of; because, the twang of a bowstring.
  • An affected modulation associated with sound; a type of nasal sound.

twang meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, of imitative source. Originally the noise of plucked bows and strings; extension to "a nasal vocal sound" is very first recorded 1660s. The verb is first attested 1540s. Related: Twanged; twanging.


twang meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To sound with an instant, harsh noise; to really make the noise of a tense string pulled and instantly release; since, the bowstring twanged.

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  • (v. t.) Which will make to seem, as by pulling a tense sequence and letting it get unexpectedly.
  • (letter.) A harsh, quick noise, that way created by a stretched sequence when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the twang of a bowstring.
  • (n.) An affected modulation of this vocals; some sort of nasal noise.

Sentence Examples with the word twang

The last sound to reach his ears as he dropped off to sleep was the hum of the vacuum cleaner competing with the twang of Merle Haggard on the disc player.

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