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Twang


TWANG, verb intransitive To sound with a quick sharp noise; to make the sound of a string which is stretched and suddenly pulled; as the twanging bows.

TWANG, verb transitive To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.

Sound the tough horn, and twang the quivering string.

TWANG, noun A sharp quick sound; as the twang of a bowstring; a twang of the nose.

1. An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal sound.

He has a twang in his discourse.