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
- Thinking of a satisfying bass guitar sound, a twang which makes the room vibrate but doesn't go through the ears at all.
- 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.
- It is replaced by the soft rustle of saris, the smells of incense and saffron, and the Eastern twang of sitars.
- 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.
- 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.
- I heard the twang of guitar strings, and a little melody ensued.
- 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.
- Suddenly she heard, amidst all the noise, the twang of a bow.
- 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.
- With the gentle twang of the lutes, the lively melody started.
- 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.
- He sighted his target, and released the string with a twang.
- The bushes rustled sharply, there were five twangs in unison and five arrows shot out of nowhere and flew at him.
- ‘Hello, Joel,’ he heard her say as the ball bounced off the metal rim with a twang.
- Sure enough, the echoing twang of a bowstring sounded.
- Arlan chuckled, but then stiffened as he heard the twang of a bowstring, and he ducked, jerking Cora down with him.
- He threw himself onto the ground as the meadow was filled with the twang of many bowstrings.
- Suddenly the twang of a bowstring rang out and the cloak fell to the floor.
- As they paddle, they hear the twang of bowstrings and arrows begin to fall around them.
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
tensando y soltando
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