twangy

[ twang-ee ]
/ ˈtwæŋ i /
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adjective

having the sharp, vibrating tone of a plucked string.
having a nasal voice quality.

Nearby words

  1. twaddle,
  2. twain,
  3. twain, mark,
  4. twang,
  5. twangle,
  6. twat,
  7. twattle,
  8. twayblade,
  9. tweak,
  10. tweaker

Origin of twangy

First recorded in 1885–90; twang + -y1

Related formstwang·i·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for twangy

twangy

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper