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[twang-ee] /ˈtwæŋ i/
having the sharp, vibrating tone of a plucked string.
having a nasal voice quality.
Origin of twangy
First recorded in 1885-90; twang + -y1
Related forms
twanginess, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was sitting in the reading-room of the hotel one day, believing that I was alone, when a twangy voice broke in upon the silence.

    Japan Dorothy Menpes
  • Sloane's nasal, twangy exclamation was clearly intended to provoke him further.

    No Clue James Hay
  • Their officers rushed wildly to and fro, excitedly waving their swords, shouting in their twangy language above the din of battle.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • The cook flicked on the dial knob and the twangy strains of Hawaiian guitar music came throbbing out.

  • The infantry, still looking and chattering in the twangy language of their tribe, were holding their ground.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
Word Origin and History for twangy

1887, from twang (n.) + -y (2). Related: Twangily; twanginess.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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