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.