An onomatopoeia for the sound of a vibrating string - e.g. of a bow, or a musical instrument. (noun)
A technical term for a particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electrical guitars. (noun)
A trace of regional or foreign accent in someone's voice. (noun)
A sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed. (noun)
To produce a sharp vibrating sound. (verb)
Examples of word twang
'Anna claims she has had no plastic surgery; we have the evidence that everything about her but her trademark Texas country twang is manufactured - breasts, lips, weight loss.'
She could distinguish, she said, a Northern twang from a Southern drawl, and she knew a great deal from vibrations, and also from her sense of smell, she could tell when a storm was coming.
Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how many affectations (e.g. loves of guns and NASCAR and a mountain twang) heâ€™ll put on over the next year â€¦.
It is true that, on starting, we were still in Virginia, of which Wheeling is one of the largest towns; but the bulk of our fellow-passengers were evidently from the West; they are chiefly descendants of the New Englanders, and partake of their character, with the exception of the nasal twang, which is worse in New
Best described as the twang that rang throughout the world and originally performed by The Shadows in the sixties after Bert Lordan bashed it out on a ukulele, Apache has been defiled by jazz musicians as well as Moog-munting Danes.