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twang

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwangtwang1 /twæŋ/ noun [countable usually singular]  1 SPEAK A LANGUAGEa quality in the way someone speaks, produced when the air used to speak passes through their nose as well as their mouth a nasal twang Her voice had a slight Australian twang.2 SOUNDa quick ringing sound like the one made by pulling a very tight wire and then suddenly letting it go
Examples from the Corpus
twangNot a snap or a twang, but the hamstring had gone for the second time in successive matches.The wire parted with a twang.That coppery twang on the emergency cord that hangs tight in his gut.a high-pitched Midwestern twangCameron wanted to give him a computer, but Alexia prevailed and soon the house was full of twangs and scales again.Mulcahey heard the twang of banjos, a chorus of voices.Whether Southern drawl or Mid-West twang, it was all the same to me.
twangtwang2 verb [intransitive, transitive]  SOUNDif you twang something or if it twangs, it makes a quick ringing sound by being pulled and then suddenly let go She twanged the guitar strings.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
twangThe slightest movement caused them to twang and reverberate through the silent apartment.
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Verb table
twang
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytwang
he, she, ittwangs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytwanged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave twanged
he, she, ithas twanged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad twanged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill twang
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have twanged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam twanging
he, she, itis twanging
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you, we, theyare twanging
Past
I, he, she, itwas twanging
you, we, theywere twanging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been twanging
he, she, ithas been twanging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been twanging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be twanging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been twanging
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