Twang

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Twang is an old onomatopoeia for 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.

Specific uses of the term include:

  • A high frequency singing sound especially affected by country singers. It allows for a higher vocal reach than would be possible using the standard guttural technique and can be used as an alternative to falsetto singing. Willie Nelson almost always sings with a twang voice.

Twang may also refer to: