twang

/twang/, v.i.
1. to give out a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument when plucked.
2. to produce such a sound by plucking a stringed musical instrument.
3. to have or produce a sharp, nasal tone, as the human voice.
v.t.
4. to cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound, as a string of a musical instrument.
5. to produce (music) by plucking the strings of a musical instrument.
6. to pluck the strings of (a musical instrument): to twang a guitar.
7. to speak with a sharp, nasal tone.
8. to pull the string of (an archer's bow).
9. to let fly (an arrow).
n.
10. the sharp, ringing sound produced by plucking or suddenly releasing a tense string.
11. a sound resembling this.
12. an act of plucking or picking: He gave his guitar strings a twang.
13. a sharp, nasal tone, as of the human voice.
[1535-45; imit.]

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