verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of twang
Examples from the Web for twang
It looks a bit older, but once you hear that gravelly-squeaky Tennessee twang, it hits you: this is Lori Petty.Lori Petty on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ the Halcyon ‘90s, and Discovering Jennifer Lawrence|Marlow Stern|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Luclarion fixed the steadfast arrow of her look straight upon her, and drew the bow with this twang.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
In all the land of Israel was heard the twang of bows and the whirling of slings.The Curious Book of Birds|Abbie Farwell Brown
I asked eagerly, for I could already, I fancied, hear the orchestra beginning to twang its lyre.A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
A person standing by suggested that he should say "the hundred of Mearvel," and give it as broad a twang as possible.
Why, I've even got the real French twang to the pronunciation.Seeing France with Uncle John|Anne Warner
Word Origin for twang
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.