having the sharp, vibrating tone of a plucked string.
having a nasal voice quality.

1885–90; twang + -y1

twanginess, noun Unabridged
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twang (twæŋ)
1.  a sharp ringing sound produced by or as if by the plucking of a taut string: the twang of a guitar
2.  the act of plucking a string to produce such a sound
3.  a strongly nasal quality in a person's speech, esp in certain dialects
4.  to make or cause to make a twang: to twang a guitar
5.  to strum (music, a tune, etc): to twang on a guitar
6.  to speak or utter with a sharp nasal voice
7.  (intr) to be released or move with a twang: the arrow twanged away
[C16: of imitative origin]

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In many ways they are the anti-stereotype: no twangy accents, no cowboy boots, and no central family ranch.
They blend grinding punk, twangy country and snarling surf-rock.
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