Part of speech: verb

To sound with a twang.

Part of speech: noun

A sharp sound, as of a tense string plucked; a nasal sound of the voice.

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Usage examples "twang":

  1. At the same instant something sang past my ear like the twang of a Jew's harp, my foot caught in a coil of wire, and I fell headlong. - "Leaves from a Field Note-Book", J. H. Morgan.
  2. The twang of the rude instrument awoke the pacha, who had been fast asleep for some time. - "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  3. A sharp twang followed instantly. - "As It Was in the Beginning", Philip Verrill Mighels.