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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 ?
Yet the ear, it fully knows, By the twanging And the clanging, How the danger ebbs and flows; Yet, the ear distinctly tells, In the jangling And the wrangling, How the danger sinks and swells, By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells - Of the bells - Of the bells, bells, bells, bells, Bells, bells, bells - In the clamour and the clangour of the bells!
Fly as they would the fugitives were too slow to escape from the active savages, and from every side in the tangled woods we heard the exultant yells, the twanging of bows, and the crash and thud as ape-men were brought down from their hiding-places in the trees.
The streets were full of people, men for the most part, who interchanged their views of the world as they walked, or gathered round the wine-tables at the street corner, where an old cripple was twanging his guitar strings, while a poor girl cried her passionate song in the gutter.
Is it due to excess of poetry or of stupidity that we are never weary of describing what King James called a woman's "makdom and her fairnesse," never weary of listening to the twanging of the old Troubadour strings, and are comparatively uninterested in that other kind of "makdom and fairnesse" which must be wooed with industrious thought and patient renunciation of small desires?
Joan and Sheldon heard the twanging thrum and saw Koogoo throw out his arms, at the same time dropping his rifle, stumble forward, and sink down on his hands and knees.
I trow the woman's the canny string o' the twa--and we'll een try the twanging of her.
They look pretty enough when they sit upon a rock, twanging their harps and combing their hair, and sing, and beckon to you to come and hold the looking-glass; but when they sink into their native element, depend on it, those mermaids are about no good, and we had best not examine the fiendish marine cannibals, revelling and feasting on their wretched pickled victims.