Twanged
Twang Twang, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twanged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twanging}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. {Tang} a sharp sound, {Tinkle}.] To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • twanged — twæŋ n. ringing sound, sound of a string being plucked, sound of a tense string being suddenly released; nasal tone (in the voice) v. produce a strong vibrating sound as of a plucked string of a musical instrument; produce music by plucking the …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Twang — Twang, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twanged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twanging}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. {Tang} a sharp sound, {Tinkle}.] To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twanging — Twang Twang, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twanged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twanging}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. {Tang} a sharp sound, {Tinkle}.] To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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