Meaning of “twang” in the English Dictionary

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twangnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /twæŋ/

a ringing sound that begins suddenly and continues, gradually getting less strong, like the sound made when the string of a musical instrument is pulled and quickly released

A twang is also a quality of voice heard in some speakers that is related to the passing of air through the nose as they speak.

(Definition of “twang” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)