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  • adjective that makes a twanging sound


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  • Rennie reverently recalled the twangy sound of Roger McGuinn's 12-string guitar, which the former member of the 1960's band The Byrds had played on the very spot in December.

    unknown title 2009

  • He says they are looking for a little less "twangy" version.

    Carrie Underwood Fans 2010

  • DiCaprio was raised in East Hollywood, Los Feliz, and Echo Park areas of Los Angeles, and has a kind of twangy, flagrantly non-boarding-school accent.

    Hollywood Elsewhere 2010

  • He says they are looking for a little less "twangy" version.

    Carrie Underwood Fans 2010

  • To me it’s kind of twangy like biang for bien also the intonation pattern sometimes threw me.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Waiting for Wankette 2006

  • But what do you do with a band like the Wellingtons that isn't twangy enough for country, or glossy enough for top-40, or tweeny enough for Disney?

    Eric Williams: The Snap-Cracklin' Pop of the Wellingtons Eric Williams 2011

  • Almost as unbelievable is the show's nearly cartoonish Southern stereotyping: The town is called Bluebell, gators named Burt Reynolds run loose, and twangy town folk gawk at the new Yankee in their presence.

    Fall TV Report Card: How Is the New Class Doing? 2011

  • There's a new intern helping the Jeffersonian team solve its grisly puzzles on Fox's Bones (9/8c), and he's a "simple country boy" charmer named Finn Abernathy (the likable Luke Kleintank) who disarms just about everyone — except curmudgeonly AUSA Caroline, who objects to the kid's juvie past, and Hodgins, who can't help patronizing the North Carolina boy's twangy lingo.

    Critic's Guide to Thursday TV: A Gripping Grey's Anatomy, Bones' New Intern and More! 2011

  • Bigger Than Us splices early Depeche synths to a Hooky-style bassline and twangy guitars before hitting a chorus where everything goes WHOOSH!

    This week's new singles 2011

  • Bruce Springsteen challenged him to make an instrument that looked like his usual Fender Telecaster but sounded like a twangy old hollow-body Gretsch.

    The Real Guitar Hero of Rock 'n' Roll Eric Felten 2011


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