Definition of whang in English:


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Pronunciation: /waŋ


[no object, with adverbial]
  • 1Make or produce a loud noise: the cheerleader whanged on a tambourine
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    • 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 receiver
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    • He went for the cylinder wrench, which he then used for the non-standard purpose of vigorously whanging the valve with strong overhand strokes.
  • 1.2 [no object] Drive at speed: we whanged round the bend


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  • 1A noisy blow: he gave a whang with his hammer


late 17th century (in the sense 'strike as if with a thong'): variant of thong; senses describing noise are imitative.

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