- a resounding blow.
- the sound produced by such a blow: the whang of gongs and cymbals.
- to strike with a resounding blow.
- to resound with such a blow.
Origin of whang1
First recorded in 1815–25; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whanging
Then I will have the exquisite pleasure of taking my niblick, and whanging it out for the loss of a stroke.Murder in Any Degree
I dont want him whanging away at me on my return, explained Mr. Masterson.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
There was a great deal of clanging and whanging and scuffling, it seemed to the poor, overwrought girl.A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen
They decided that they did not want to be kept awake nights by the clanging and the whanging of a brazen bell.The Independence Day Horror at Killsbury
Asenath Carver Coolidge
If this is not sufficient, he calls in an assistant, who cows them with the roar of a whanging Chinese stewpan.Bizarre
- to strike or be struck so as to cause a resounding noise
- the resounding noise produced by a heavy blow
- a heavy blow
C19: of imitative origin
- a leather thong
- (tr) to strike with or as if with a thong
C17: variant of thong
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