The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.
The host spoke her words like an experienced preacher—Mississippi twang in tow—signing off, “to God be the glory.”
Bask in the intergenerational warmth as they rock ‘n’ twang together.
It looks a bit older, but once you hear that gravelly-squeaky Tennessee twang, it hits you: this is Lori Petty.
The first said the wine savoured of iron; the second said it had rather a twang of goat's leather.
twang goes the horn; up goes the trunk; down come the steps.
The twang of a banjo trailed in above the voices, with a sound of scuffling.
The yoke snapped with a twang, and they lumbered off together.
The ear is never offended by the New England twang, or Connecticut drawl, and some tones rang true as silver.
I have thirteen arrows yet, and if one of them fly unfleshed, then, by the twang of string!
1550s, of imitative origin. Originally of bows and strings; extension to "a nasal vocal sound" is first recorded 1660s. The verb is first attested 1540s. Related: Twanged; twanging.