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twang

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noun \ˈtwaŋ\

Definition of twang

  1. 1a :  nasal speech or resonanceb :  the characteristic speech of a region, locality, or group of people

  2. 2 :  a harsh quick ringing sound like that of a plucked banjo string

  3. 3a :  an act of pluckingb :  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\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sound with a twang the couch twanged when he sat down

  3. 2 :  to speak or sound with a nasal intonation

  4. 3 :  to throb or twitch with pain or tension

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to cause to sound with a twang

  7. 2 :  to utter or pronounce with a nasal twang

  8. 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. 1 :  a persisting flavor, taste, or odor :  tang

  2. 2 :  suggestion, trace

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

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noun \ˈtwaŋ\

Definition of twang for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  speech that seems to be produced by the nose as well as the mouth


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twang

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verb

Definition of twang for Students

twanged

;

twanging

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



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