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twong

  • n  a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  • n  exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
  • v  cause to sound with a twang
    He twanged the guitar string
  • v  sound with a twang
    the bowstring was twanging
  • v  twitch or throb with pain
  • v  pluck (strings of an instrument)
    He twanged his bow
  • v  pronounce with a nasal twang

  • Twang! Twang! Twang! An unearthly noise resounded through the Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
  • As he did, out came a resonant twang like the sound of a tight-skinned bongo drum.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Moaning chorales, electric guitars, brass bands, the occasional twang of a Jew's Harp; Ennio Morricone, vastly expanded the movie composer's .
News & Articles

  • Southern rock and traditional country spawn The Twang Bangers
    Timed to twang in the tent outside Machiavelli’s in Bristol, Tenn., on June 14 and 15, Folk Soul Revival will headline a pair of shows that opens Friday night with This Mountain and The Whiskey Gentry
    June 13, 2013 - Bristol Herald Courier
  • Kenny Chesney keeps fans happy at the Linc
    It's about time we call Kenny Chesney what he really is: a pop star in a cowboy hat. Sure, he's got some twang, and a song about a sexy tractor, but the most country thing about the 45-year-old Tennessean is that he appeals to such a massive swath of the population. Case in point: Saturday night's stop of Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour at Lincoln Financial Field was packed to the rafters with ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Photos: Tallest Man On Earth at Variety Playhouse
    June 9, 2013 - Swedish, modern twang troubadour The Tallest Man On Earth (Kristian Matsson) made a stop at Variety Playhouse Sunday night. A sold-out crowd was charmed by Matsson who's currently out on a short tour supporting his latest release There's No Leaving Now .… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    June 10, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta
Quotes

  • Larry King in Los Angeles Times
    Asked what made Linkletter so appealing to audiences, King said, "He had an unusual voice, a twang to his voice that was immediately recognizable. And he looked like your favorite uncle."
  • Himesh Reshammiya in Screen Weekly
    Yes, the song 'Ek Haseena Thi' is the first song I have sung without any nasal twang. Since it was a Kishore Kumar song, I did not change its style,said Himesh.
  • Nick Hodgson in Gigwise
    Somewhat controversially, Hodgson believes that The Twang could be beacons for future music, adding: "Arctic Monkeys were the last of the best and we need something else now to get us out of it. Maybe it's The Twang."

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