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twang

noun \ ˈtwaŋ \

Definition of twang

1 a :nasal speech or resonance
b :the characteristic speech of a region, locality, or group of people
2 :a harsh quick ringing sound like that of a plucked banjo string
3 a :an act of plucking
b :pang, twinge

twangy

play \ˈtwaŋ-ē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of twang

imitative

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms


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twang

verb

Definition of twang

twanged; twanging play \ˈtwaŋ-iŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to sound with a twang
  • the couch twanged when he sat down
2 :to speak or sound with a nasal intonation
3 :to throb or twitch with pain or tension
transitive verb
1 :to cause to sound with a twang
2 :to utter or pronounce with a nasal twang
3 :to pluck the string of
  • twang a guitar

twanger

noun

Examples of twang in a Sentence

  1. The rope twanged when it snapped.

  2. He was twanging the strings of the guitar.

First Known Use of twang

1570


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twang

noun

Definition of twang

1 :a persisting flavor, taste, or odor :tang

Origin and Etymology of twang

alteration of tang


TWANG Defined for English Language Learners

twang

verb

Definition of twang for English Language Learners

  • : to make a harsh, quick sound


TWANG Defined for Kids

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twang

noun \ ˈtwaŋ \

Definition of twang for Students

1 :a harsh quick ringing sound
  • The voice cut through the air like the twang of a ricocheting bullet.
  • —John Reynolds Gardiner, Stone Fox
2 :speech that seems to be produced by the nose as well as the mouth

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twang

verb

Definition of twang for Students

twanged; twanging
:to sound or cause to sound with a harsh quick ringing noise
  • He twanged his guitar.


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