to give out a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument when plucked.
to produce such a sound by plucking a stringed musical instrument.
to have or produce a sharp, nasal tone, as the human voice.
to cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound, as a string of a musical instrument.
to produce (music) by plucking the strings of a musical instrument.
to pluck the strings of (a musical instrument): to twang a guitar.
to speak with a sharp, nasal tone.
to pull the string of (an archer's bow).
to let fly (an arrow).
the sharp, ringing sound produced by plucking or suddenly releasing a tense string.
a sound resembling this.
an act of plucking or picking: He gave his guitar strings a twang.
a sharp, nasal tone, as of the human voice.
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How to use twang in a sentence
The early scandal, but really it was a blip of gossip with half-hearted twangs, was that Sonja had a younger beau.Betrayal, Blowjobs, and Bitchery: the 'Real Housewives' Get Really Desperate | Tim Teeman | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That is the setting of our Pearl, a creature of divine naturalness, waiting until some Quaker Cupid twangs his bow.The Red City | S. Weir Mitchell
The twangs of the bows startled the ducks, and stopping feeding they gazed at the rushes with heads on one side.The Cat of Bubastes | G. A. Henty
Seest thou the flyboat that but late came to join our fleet, and knowest thou who it is upon it that twangs the viol every day?The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2) | Charles de Coster
Bacchus is a musician by nature; his time is perfect; his soul is absorbed in his twangs and flourishes.Aunt Phillis's Cabin | Mary H. Eastman
When the finger depresses a key, the jack is thrown up, and in passing the crow-quill catches the string and twangs it.
British Dictionary definitions for twang
a sharp ringing sound produced by or as if by the plucking of a taut string: the twang of a guitar
the act of plucking a string to produce such a sound
a strongly nasal quality in a person's speech, esp in certain dialects
to make or cause to make a twang: to twang a guitar
to strum (music, a tune, etc): to twang on a guitar
to speak or utter with a sharp nasal voice
(intr) to be released or move with a twang: the arrow twanged away
- twangy, adjective
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