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Definition of "twang" []

  • To emit a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument does when it is plucked. (verb-intransitive)
  • To resound with a sharp, vibrating sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak in a strongly nasal tone of voice. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound: twanged the car antenna. (verb-transitive)
  • To utter with a strongly nasal tone of voice. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twang" in a sentence
  • "'Anna claims she has had no plastic surgery; we have the evidence that everything about her but her trademark Texas country twang is manufactured - breasts, lips, weight loss.'"
  • "She could distinguish, she said, a Northern twang from a Southern drawl, and she knew a great deal from vibrations, and also from her sense of smell, she could tell when a storm was coming."
  • "It’ll be interesting to see how many affectations (e.g. loves of guns and NASCAR and a mountain twang) he’ll put on over the next year …."