verb[no object, with adverbial]
- 1Make or produce a loud noise: the cheerleader whanged on a tambourineMore example sentences
- Johnny's shrill harmonica joined the whang of the guitar to make a sound powerful enough to bring the walls down.
- 1.1 [with object] Strike or throw heavily and loudly: he whanged down the receiverMore example sentences
- He went for the cylinder wrench, which he then used for the non-standard purpose of vigorously whanging the valve with strong overhand strokes.
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- 2 variant form of whanger.
late 17th century (in the sense 'strike as if with a thong'): variant of thong; senses describing noise are imitative.
More definitions of whangDefinition of whang in:
- The US English dictionary