(Twaite) n. [Prov. E.] (Zoöl.) A European shad; called also twaite shad. See Shad.
(Twaite), n. (O. Eng. Law) A piece of cleared ground. See Thwaite.
(Twang) n. A tang. See Tang a state. [R.]
(Twang) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twanged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Twanging.] [Of imitative origin; cf. Tang
a sharp sound, Tinkle.] To sound with a quick, harsh noise; to make the sound of a tense string pulled
and suddenly let go; as, the bowstring twanged.
(Twang), v. t. To make to sound, as by pulling a tense string and letting it go suddenly.
Sounds the tough horn, and twangs the quivering string.Pope.
1. A harsh, quick sound, like that made by a stretched string when pulled and suddenly let go; as, the
twang of a bowstring.
2. An affected modulation of the voice; a kind of nasal sound.
He has such a twang in his discourse.Arbuthnot.
(Twan"gle) v. i. & t. To twang.
While the twangling violinTennyson.
Struck up with Soldier-laddie.
(Twank) v. t. To cause to make a sharp twanging sound; to twang, or twangle. Addison.
(Twan"kay) n. See Note under Tea, n., 1.
('T was) A contraction of it was.
(Twat"tle) v. i. [Cf. Tattle, Twaddle.] To prate; to talk much and idly; to gabble; to chatter; to
twaddle; as, a twattling gossip. L'Estrange.
(Twat"tle), v. t. To make much of, as a domestic animal; to pet. [Prov. Eng.] Grose.
(Twat"tle), n. Act of prating; idle talk; twaddle.
(Twat"tler) n. One who twattles; a twaddler.
(Tway) a. & n. [OE. twei. See Twain.] Two; twain. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Tway"blade`) n. (Bot.) Any one of several orchidaceous plants which have only two leaves,
as the species of Listera and of Liparis. [Written also twyblade.]