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Definition 1: exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for twang in the sense of this definition

(twang is a kind of ...) a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

Definition 2: a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string) - [noun denoting event]

(twang is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: pronounce with a nasal twang - [verb of communication]

(twang is a kind of ...) 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?"

Definition 4: pluck (strings of an instrument) - [verb of contact]

Samples where twang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He twanged his bow

(twang is a kind of ...) pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

Definition 5: sound with a twang - [verb of perception]

Samples where twang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bowstring was twanging

(twang is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 6: cause to sound with a twang - [verb of perception]

Samples where twang or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He twanged the guitar string

(twang is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

Definition 7: twitch or throb with pain - [verb of perception]

(twang is a kind of ...) pulsate or pound with abnormal force

"my head is throbbing" "Her heart was throbbing"

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