AskDefine | Define twang

Dictionary Definition



1 a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
2 exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects) [syn: nasal twang]


1 cause to sound with a twang; "He twanged the guitar string"
2 sound with a twang; "the bowstring was twanging"
3 twitch or throb with pain
4 pluck (strings of an instrument); "He twanged his bow"
5 pronounce with a nasal twang

User Contributed Dictionary



  • twăng, /twæŋ/, /tw

Extensive Definition

Twang could refer to:
twang in German: Twang

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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