In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sound)the twang of a guitar — el tañido de una guitarra
- Celil was suddenly thrust back into reality from her daydream by the bellow of a war-horn, screeches and roars, and the twang of bowstrings.
- Suddenly the twang of a bowstring rang out and the cloak fell to the floor.
- A ringing twang interrupted the scene as a large piece of shrapnel ricocheted off a 500-pounder in the bomb bay, causing me to momentarily slam the door shut.
- Arlan chuckled, but then stiffened as he heard the twang of a bowstring, and he ducked, jerking Cora down with him.
- I heard the twang of guitar strings, and a little melody ensued.
- He threw himself onto the ground as the meadow was filled with the twang of many bowstrings.
- Jeremy followed, dropping onto the elevator as Andy sat down to slide his legs down through the open hatch, and the groaning sound became a sharp twang.
- ‘Hello, Joel,’ he heard her say as the ball bounced off the metal rim with a twang.
- It is replaced by the soft rustle of saris, the smells of incense and saffron, and the Eastern twang of sitars.
- With the gentle twang of the lutes, the lively melody started.
- Sure enough, the echoing twang of a bowstring sounded.
- Suddenly she heard, amidst all the noise, the twang of a bow.
- As they paddle, they hear the twang of bowstrings and arrows begin to fall around them.
- Then, there was the soft twang of the string being let go, and she rolled over into her horse's hind legs, once again barely being missed by an arrow.
- Or was it instantaneous, with the twang of Cupid's bow string, and - poof!
- The twang of a guitar string resounded periodically, but never a song.
- He sighted his target, and released the string with a twang.
- Thinking of a satisfying bass guitar sound, a twang which makes the room vibrate but doesn't go through the ears at all.
- As he exhaled, Erik let his arrow fly with a sharp twang of the string, the sound echoed thirty times over as the rest of the cadets fired.
- The bushes rustled sharply, there were five twangs in unison and five arrows shot out of nowhere and flew at him.
sonido como el que produce una cuerda tensa al soltarse
2(of voice, accent)his voice has a nasal twang — tiene la voz gangosa
- she speaks with a Westerner's twang — habla con el acento nasal del Oeste de los Estados Unidos
1(string/wire) hacer vibrar(guitar) pulsar las cuerdas de
- He's sent through by Totti and, with only Perez to beat, allows the ball to twang off not one but two of his shins, allowing the keeper to clear for a corner.
- She threw the knife into the thick carpet, the point of which stuck and twanged silently as Fearne's mother ran upstairs, screamed and called an ambulance.
- You could almost hear the good vibrations twanging in the air.
- The arrow dropped to the ground next to him, the bowstring twanging up in Cinaed's face, causing the swordsman-in-training to drop the weapon and stumble back, cursing vividly.
- The bed springs twanged and the wooden floor boards responded with a creak.
- She ran into the harp, and it twanged in protest.
- After a moment of tense silence, the bowstring twanged.
- He still hadn't put his sheets on it, and the mattress twanged under his weight.
- Screams echoed out as the branches twanged back, severely impairing the vision of many runners.
- She stubbed her toe and managed to release the guitar from its holding and it twanged on the ground, waking the two very unstable-temperamental parents below.
- At the same instant, before the boy could act, a hundred other bows twanged from all around the house.
- Following suit, the followers of Melhiril charged as well, swords swinging wildly, bows twanging, and the clashing of swords and shields.
- The choking, glugging boiling water twanged against the hollow unplumbed tub and the brass bungle of piping smeared and juddered.
- A few bullets twanged off of the dusty corner of a building a few paces behind her, and she sped up a little, taking another turn, and another, hoping to lose their trail.
- The arrow vibrated in the tree trunk, twanging, and in the sudden silence of the forest around them, Kieran could hear the sound of riders closing the distance.
- They were too late, and bows twanged as arrows whistled through the air.
- Bowstrings twanged and rifles cracked as the volley flew into the army.
- The bell above the door in the café twanged, and two figures walked in.
- Swirling to one side as the other's blade twanged against the rock wall, each watched closely for an opening in the other's defense.
- The string twanged as the arrow flew, striking the snow dragon in the eye.
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