Twang

Definition of Twang

n.1.A tang. See Tang a state.
v. i.1.To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged.
[imp. & p. p. Twanged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twanging.]
v. t.1.To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.
Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the quivering string.
- Pope.
n.1.A harsh, quick sound, like that made by a stretched string when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the twang of a bowstring.
2.An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal sound.
He has such a twang in his discourse.
- Arbuthnot.

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