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Pronunciation: (twang), [key]
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.
1. to cause to make a sharp, vibrating sound, as a string of a musical instrument.
2. to produce (music) by plucking the strings of a musical instrument.
3. to pluck the strings of (a musical instrument): to twang a guitar.
4. to speak with a sharp, nasal tone.
5. to pull the string of (an archer's bow).
6. to let fly (an arrow).

n.
1. the sharp, ringing sound produced by plucking or suddenly releasing a tense string.
2. a sound resembling this.
3. an act of plucking or picking: He gave his guitar strings a twang.
4. a sharp, nasal tone, as of the human voice.

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