[ twang-ee ]

  1. having the sharp, vibrating tone of a plucked string.

  2. having a nasal voice quality.

Origin of twangy

First recorded in 1885–90; twang + -y1

Other words from twangy

  • twang·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby twangy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use twangy in a sentence

  • He had winded now a scent that roused him; and what is more, he remembered precisely what that twangy, acrid scent betokened.

    Jan | A. J. Dawson
  • 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
  • The cook flicked on the dial knob and the twangy strains of Hawaiian guitar music came throbbing out.

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

    Bamboo Tales | Ira L. Reeves