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)sonido como el que produce una cuerda tensa al soltarsethe twang of a guitar — el tañido de una guitarra
- Sure enough, the echoing twang of a bowstring sounded.
- 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.
- ‘Hello, Joel,’ he heard her say as the ball bounced off the metal rim with a twang.
- 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.
- The twang of a guitar string resounded periodically, but never a song.
- 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.
- Arlan chuckled, but then stiffened as he heard the twang of a bowstring, and he ducked, jerking Cora down with him.
- 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.
- Or was it instantaneous, with the twang of Cupid's bow string, and - poof!
- 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.
- With the gentle twang of the lutes, the lively melody started.
- 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.
- Suddenly she heard, amidst all the noise, the twang of a bow.
- 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.
- 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.
- The bushes rustled sharply, there were five twangs in unison and five arrows shot out of nowhere and flew at him.
- It is replaced by the soft rustle of saris, the smells of incense and saffron, and the Eastern twang of sitars.
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(wire/string) (tensando y soltando) hacer vibrar(guitar) pulsar las cuerdas de
- She ran into the harp, and it twanged in protest.
- They were too late, and bows twanged as arrows whistled through the air.
- At the same instant, before the boy could act, a hundred other bows twanged from all around the house.
- 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.
- After a moment of tense silence, the bowstring twanged.
- Screams echoed out as the branches twanged back, severely impairing the vision of many runners.
- The string twanged as the arrow flew, striking the snow dragon in the eye.
- 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.
- The choking, glugging boiling water twanged against the hollow unplumbed tub and the brass bungle of piping smeared and juddered.
- 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.
- Following suit, the followers of Melhiril charged as well, swords swinging wildly, bows twanging, and the clashing of swords and shields.
- He still hadn't put his sheets on it, and the mattress twanged under his weight.
- 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.
- You could almost hear the good vibrations twanging in the air.
- The bell above the door in the café twanged, and two figures walked in.
- 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.
- 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 bed springs twanged and the wooden floor boards responded with a creak.
- Bowstrings twanged and rifles cracked as the volley flew into the army.
- 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.
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