Twang. n.s. [from the verb.]
- A sharp quick sound.
They by the sound and twang of nose,
If all be sound within, disclose. Butler's Hudibras.
So swells each wind-pipe; ass intones to ass,
Harmonic twang of leather, horn and brass. Pope.
- An affected modulation of the voice.
If he be but a person in vogue with the multitude, he can make popular, rambling, in coherent stuff, seasoned with twang and tautology, pass for high rhetorick. South's Sermons.
He has such a twang in his discourse, and ungraceful way of speaking thro' his nose, that one can hardly understand him. Arbuthnot.