twang

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Noun[edit]

twang (plural twangs)

  1. The sound of a vibrating string, e.g. of a bow, or a musical instrument.
  2. A technical term for a particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electrical guitars.
  3. A trace of regional or foreign accent in someone's voice.
  4. A sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed.

Verb[edit]

twang (third-person singular simple present twangs, present participle twanging, simple past and past participle twanged)

  1. To produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.

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