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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: From the sound

twang

1 noun
     
twang1 [countable usually singular]
1 a quality in the way someone speaks, produced when the air used to speak passes through their nose as well as their mouth:
Her voice had a slight Australian twang.
2 a quick ringing sound like the one made by pulling a very tight wire and then suddenly letting it go

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