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English definition of “twang”

twang

verb [I or T] uk   /twæŋ/ us  
to make a noise like that of a tight string being quickly pulled and released: He twanged the guitar string/his braces. The springs twanged.

twang

noun [C usually singular] uk   /twæŋ/ us  

twang noun [C usually singular] (SOUND)

a noise like that of a tight string being quickly pulled and released: We heard a twang as the cable broke.

twang noun [C usually singular] (VOICE)

a quality of the human voice, produced by air passing out through the nose as you speak: a nasal/southern twang
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