twang

Primary Meanings of twang

1.
nv
a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
cause to sound with a twang
2.
nv
exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
pronounce with a nasal twang
Full Definitions of twang
1

n a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)

Type of:
sound
the sudden occurrence of an audible event

v cause to sound with a twang

“He twanged the guitar string”
Type of:
sound
cause to sound

v pluck (strings of an instrument)

“He twanged his bow”
Type of:
pick, pluck, plunk
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

v sound with a twang

“the bowstring was twanging
Type of:
go, sound
make a certain noise or sound

v twitch or throb with pain

Type of:
throb
pulsate or pound with abnormal force
2

n exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)

Synonyms:
nasal twang
Type of:
nasality
a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

v pronounce with a nasal twang

Type of:
articulate, enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

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