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Tang vs. Twang

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Tangnoun

(obsolete) tongue

Twangnoun

The sharp, quick sound of a vibrating tight string, for example, of a bow or a musical instrument.

Tangnoun

A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor

Twangnoun

(music) A particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electric guitars.

Tangnoun

A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.

‘Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.’;

Twangnoun

A trace of a regional or foreign accent in someone's voice.

‘Despite having lived in Canada for 20 years, he still has that Eastern-European twang in his voice.’;

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Tangnoun

(figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge

Twangnoun

(phonetics) The sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed.

Tangnoun

A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part.

Twangnoun

A sharp, disagreeable taste or flavor.

Tangnoun

The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle

Twangnoun

An annoying or stupid person, recalcitrant.

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Tangnoun

The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock

Twangverb

(ambitransitive) To produce or cause to produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.

Tangnoun

The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened

Twangverb

(intransitive) To have a nasal sound.

Tangnoun

Anything resembling a tongue in form or position such as the tongue of a buckle.

Twangverb

(intransitive) To have a trace of a regional or foreign accent.

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Tangnoun

A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.

Twangverb

(music) To play a stringed musical instrument by plucking and snapping.

Tangnoun

(shuffleboard) A shuffleboard paddle.

Twangnoun

A tang. See Tang a state.

Tangnoun

A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang

Twangnoun

A harsh, quick sound, like that made by a stretched string when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the twang of a bowstring.

Tangnoun

(rare) knotted wrack, Ascophyllum nodosum coarse blackish seaweed

Twangnoun

An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal sound.

‘He has such a twang in his discourse.’;

Tangnoun

The vagina

Twangverb

To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged.

Tangnoun

intercourse with a woman

Twangverb

To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.

‘Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the quivering string.’;

Tangverb

To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.

Twangnoun

a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)

Tangverb

To make a ringing sound; to ring.

‘Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. — Shakespeare.’;

Twangnoun

exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)

Tangnoun

A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus).

Twangverb

cause to sound with a twang;

‘He twanged the guitar string’;

Tangnoun

A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask.

Twangverb

sound with a twang;

‘the bowstring was twanging’;

Tangnoun

Fig.: A sharp, specific flavor or tinge. Cf. Tang a twang.

‘Such proceedings had a strong tang of tyranny.’; ‘A cant of philosophism, and a tang of party politics.’;

Twangverb

twitch or throb with pain

Tangnoun

A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position.

Twangverb

pluck (strings of an instrument);

‘He twanged his bow’;

Tangnoun

The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle.

Twangverb

pronounce with a nasal twang

Tangnoun

The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.

Twang

Twang is an onomatopoeia originally used to describe the sound of a vibrating bow string after the arrow is released. By extension it applies to the similar vibration produced when the string of a musical instrument is plucked, and similar sounds.

Tangnoun

The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened.

Tangnoun

The tongue of a buckle.

Tangnoun

A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang.

Tangnoun

A dynasty in Chinese history, from a. d. 618 to 905, distinguished by the founding of the Imperial Academy (the Hanlin), by the invention of printing, and as marking a golden age of literature.

Tangverb

To cause to ring or sound loudly; to ring.

‘Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.’;

Tangverb

To make a ringing sound; to ring.

‘Let thy tongue tang arguments of state.’;

Tangnoun

the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth

Tangnoun

a tart spiciness

Tangnoun

the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907

Tangnoun

common black rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure

Tangnoun

brown algae seaweed with serrated edges

Tangnoun

any of various coarse seaweeds

Tangnoun

any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria

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