twang


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twang

 (twăng)
v. twanged, twang·ing, twangs
v.intr.
1. To emit a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument does when it is plucked.
2. To resound with a sharp, vibrating sound.
3. To speak in a strongly nasal tone of voice.
v.tr.
1. To cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound: twanged the car antenna.
2. To utter with a strongly nasal tone of voice.
n.
1. A sharp, vibrating sound, as that of a plucked string.
2. A strongly nasal tone of voice, especially as a peculiarity of certain regional dialects.

[Imitative.]

twang′y adj.

twang

(twæŋ)
n
1. a sharp ringing sound produced by or as if by the plucking of a taut string: the twang of a guitar.
2. (Music, other) the act of plucking a string to produce such a sound
3. a strongly nasal quality in a person's speech, esp in certain dialects
vb
4. to make or cause to make a twang: to twang a guitar.
5. (Music, other) to strum (music, a tune, etc): to twang on a guitar.
6. to speak or utter with a sharp nasal voice
7. (intr) to be released or move with a twang: the arrow twanged away.
[C16: of imitative origin]
ˈtwangy adj

twang

(twæŋ)

v.i.
1. to give out a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument when plucked.
2. to have or produce a sharp, nasal tone, as the human voice.
v.t.
3. to cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound, as a string of a musical instrument.
4. to pluck the strings of (a musical instrument).
5. to speak with a sharp, nasal tone.
6. to pull the string of (an archer's bow).
n.
7. a sharp, ringing sound, esp. one produced by plucking or suddenly releasing a tense string.
8. an act of plucking or picking.
9. a sharp, nasal tone.
[1535–45; imitative]
twang′y, adj. twang•i•er, twang•i•est.

twang


Past participle: twanged
Gerund: twanging

Imperative
twang
twang
Present
I twang
you twang
he/she/it twangs
we twang
you twang
they twang
Preterite
I twanged
you twanged
he/she/it twanged
we twanged
you twanged
they twanged
Present Continuous
I am twanging
you are twanging
he/she/it is twanging
we are twanging
you are twanging
they are twanging
Present Perfect
I have twanged
you have twanged
he/she/it has twanged
we have twanged
you have twanged
they have twanged
Past Continuous
I was twanging
you were twanging
he/she/it was twanging
we were twanging
you were twanging
they were twanging
Past Perfect
I had twanged
you had twanged
he/she/it had twanged
we had twanged
you had twanged
they had twanged
Future
I will twang
you will twang
he/she/it will twang
we will twang
you will twang
they will twang
Future Perfect
I will have twanged
you will have twanged
he/she/it will have twanged
we will have twanged
you will have twanged
they will have twanged
Future Continuous
I will be twanging
you will be twanging
he/she/it will be twanging
we will be twanging
you will be twanging
they will be twanging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twanging
you have been twanging
he/she/it has been twanging
we have been twanging
you have been twanging
they have been twanging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twanging
you will have been twanging
he/she/it will have been twanging
we will have been twanging
you will have been twanging
they will have been twanging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twanging
you had been twanging
he/she/it had been twanging
we had been twanging
you had been twanging
they had been twanging
Conditional
I would twang
you would twang
he/she/it would twang
we would twang
you would twang
they would twang
Past Conditional
I would have twanged
you would have twanged
he/she/it would have twanged
we would have twanged
you would have twanged
they would have twanged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twang - a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)twang - a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
2.twang - exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)twang - exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
nasality - a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators
Verb1.twang - cause to sound with a twangtwang - cause to sound with a twang; "He twanged the guitar string"
sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
2.twang - sound with a twangtwang - sound with a twang; "the bowstring was twanging"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
3.twang - twitch or throb with pain
throb - pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
4.twang - pluck (strings of an instrument)twang - pluck (strings of an instrument); "He twanged his bow"
pluck, plunk, pick - pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
5.twang - pronounce with a nasal twangtwang - pronounce with a nasal twang  
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
Translations
رَنَّة وَتَر القيثارَهيَرِن، يَنْقُر
brnkatbrnknutíchvět se
klimpreklimpre påsmæld
pengpengés
gella, láta gjallahvellt, titrandi hljóî
brązgintizvangtelėjimaszvangtelėti
trinkšķēttrinkšķināttrinkšķis
brnknutie
tıngırdatmaktınlama sesi

twang

[twæŋ]
A. N [of wire, bow etc] → tañido m; [of voice] → deje m
to speak with a twangganguear
B. VT (Mus) → tañer; [+ bowstring] → estirar y soltar repentinamente
C. VIproducir un sonido agudo; (in speaking) → hablar con timbre nasal

twang

[ˈtwæŋ]
n
[string, elastic band, guitar] → vibration f
[voice] → ton m nasillard
vi [guitar, string, spring, elastic band] → vibrer
vt [+ guitar] → pincer les cordes de; [+ elastic band] → faire vibrer

twang

n
(of wire, guitar string)Doing nt; (of rubber band, bowstring)scharfer Ton
(of voice)Näseln nt, → näselnder Tonfall; to speak with a twangmit näselndem Tonfall or mit einem Näseln sprechen
vtzupfen; guitar, banjo alsoklimpern auf (+dat)
vi
(guitar, string etc)einen scharfen Ton von sich geben; (rubber band)pitschen (inf)
to twang on a guitar etcauf einer Gitarre etc herumklimpern

twang

[twæŋ]
1. n (of wire, bow) → suono acuto; (of instrument) → suono vibrante; (of voice) → accento nasale
to speak with a twang → parlare con voce nasale
2. vt (guitar) → pizzicare le corde di
3. vivibrare

twang

(twaŋ) noun
a sound of or like a tightly-stretched string breaking or being plucked. The string broke with a sharp twang.
verb
to make a twang. He twanged his guitar; The wire twanged.
References in classic literature ?
In another moment the twang of the cord was heard, a white streak was seen glancing into the bushes, and the wounded buck plunged from the cover, to the very feet of his hidden enemy.
No signs of life occurred near him, but occasionally the melancholy chirp of a cricket, or perhaps the guttural twang of a bull-frog from a neighboring marsh, as if sleeping uncomfortably and turning suddenly in his bed.
he exclaimed, with a twang of voice and a distortion of features equally fantastic and ludicrous.
The yoke snapped with a twang, and they lumbered off together.
It was no more than the gentle TWANG of a clock-spring; but it was the first time in the history of the world that a complete sound had been carried along a wire, reproduced perfectly at the other end, and heard by an expert in acoustics.
Hill songs I have, And village pipes with their discordant twang.
It has a twang of the wine cask in it," said one, smacking his lips.
There was the sharp twang of a bow, and Potts cried out that he was wounded.
He had received a letter, in which a customer had complained that the butter had a twang.
There were two or three American men, in black coats, rather yellow and dry of skin: they were theological students; Philip heard the twang of their New England accent through their bad German, and he glanced at them with suspicion; for he had been taught to look upon Americans as wild and desperate barbarians.
There was a sharp twang as of a broken banjo-string, and at the same instant an arrow appeared in the yellow hide of the crouching lion.
I will follow thee to the ends of the earth, good master, and not a herd of dun deer in all the forest but shall know the sound of the twang of my bowstring.