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date: 17 October 2019

Twang. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the English Language
Author(s):
Tom McArthurTom McArthur, Jacqueline Lam-McArthurJacqueline Lam-McArthur, Lise FontaineLise Fontaine

1. Also nasal twang. A nasal way of speaking attributed to English Puritans in the 16/17c: ‘To make incoherent Stuff (seasoned with Twang and Tautology) pass for high Rhetorick’ (... ...

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