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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.
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