Pronunciation Noun

twang (plural twangs)

  1. The sharp, quick sound of a vibrating tight string, for example, of a bow or a musical instrument.
  2. (music) A particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electric guitars.
  3. A trace of a regional or foreign accent in someone's voice.
  4. (phonetics) The sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed.
  5. A sharp, disagreeable taste or flavor.

twang (twangs, present participle twanging; past and past participle twanged)

  1. (ambitransitive) To produce or cause to produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
  2. (intransitive) To have a nasal sound.
  3. (intransitive) To have a trace of a regional or foreign accent.
  4. (music) To play a stringed musical instrument by plucking and snapping.

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