Definition of twang noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//twæŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//twæŋ//
    [usually singular]
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  1. 1used to describe a way of speaking, usually one that is typical of a particular area and especially one in which the sounds are produced through the nose as well as the mouth Her voice had a faint American or Canadian twang. He spoke with a cockney twang. She had a slight Southern twang to her voice. The words came out with an Irish twang to them.
  2. 2a sound that is made when a tight string, especially on a musical instrument, is pulled and released
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: imitative.
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