To Twang. v.n. [A word formed from the sound.] To sound with a quick sharp noise.
A thousand twanging instruments
Will hum about mine ears. Shakesp. Tempest.
His quiver o'er his shoulders Phœbus threw,
His bow twang'd, and his arrows rattled as they flew. Dryd.
With her thund'ring voice she menac'd high;
And every accent twang'd with smarting sorrow. Dryden.
The twanging bows
Send showers of shafts, that on their barbed points
Alternate ruin bear. Philips.
Sounds the tough horn and twangs the quiv'ring string. Pope.