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twang is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of twang pronunciation
An example use of twang in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… with a twang fascinatingly dr. Mitchell …”
meanings of twang
A particular sharp vibrating sound characteristic of electric guitars.
The sharp, quick sound of a vibrating tight string, for example, of a bow or a musical instrument.
A trace of a regional or foreign accent in someone's voice.
The sound quality that appears in the human voice when the epilaryngeal tube is narrowed.
A sharp, disagreeable taste or flavor.
To produce or cause to produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
To have a nasal sound.
To play a stringed musical instrument by plucking and snapping.
To have a trace of a regional or foreign accent.
twang frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word twang occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.