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 bowstring twanged. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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