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Definition of whang in English:


[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
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.

Words that rhyme with whang

bang, Battambang, bhang, clang, Da Nang, dang, fang, gang, hang, harangue, kiang, Kuomintang, Kweiyang, Laing, Luang Prabang, meringue, Nanchang, Pahang, pang, parang, Penang, prang, Pyongyang, rang, sang, satang, Shang, shebang, Shenyang, slambang, slang, spang, sprang, Sturm und Drang, tang, thang, trepang, twang, vang, Xizang, yang, Zaozhuang

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