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Meaning of TWANG

Pronunciation:  twang

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
  2. [n]  a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  3. [v]  pronounce with a nasal twang
  4. [v]  pluck, as a string of an instrument; "He twanged his bow"
  5. [v]  twitch or throb with pain
  6. [v]  sound with a twang, as of a bowstring
  7. [v]  cause to sound with a twang; "He twanged the guitar string"
 

TWANG is a 5 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: nasal twang
 
 See Also: articulate, enounce, enunciate, go, nasality, pick, pluck, plunk, pronounce, say, sound, sound, sound out, throb

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Twang\, n.
    A tang. See {Tang} a state. [R.]
    
    
  2. \Twang\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twanged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twanging}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. {Tang} a sharp sound,
    {Tinkle}.]
    To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a
    tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring
    twanged.
    
    
  3. \Twang\, v. t.
    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.
    
    
  4. \Twang\, 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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