My right eye had gone ahead in the business of seeing, and straightened the traces till they twanged like fiddle-strings.
She held it away from him, and twanged it with redoubled vigor.
Peter twanged his bow on the porch, looking down over the great farm-slopes stretching away in the morning light.
He tried the string, and it twanged like the note of a swallow.
A tall boy with a banjo took up his instrument and twanged the chords.
She felt singing from head to foot like a twanged bowstring.
A hard blow was of no use; it only twanged the string disagreeably.
He reached out his thumb and twanged his bell out of sheer happiness.
Torn into fragments was the strong viking ere he might draw his seax, but the bow of Lysias twanged again and his arrow sped well.
They twanged all the strings that had ever sounded before in honor of other champions.
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.