To twang your fingers on a musical instrument or absent-mindedly strum or play an instrument without thought.
Other concatenations include: Twiddling, twandling, tootling, plunking, noodling, thrummling or tudeling.
Tudeling (origin) German dudeln – to perform badly.
The crappiest song that almost everyone can play on the piano Chopsticks was invented in 1877 by composer Euphemia Allen.
Read more: The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones
2 thoughts on “Ancient word of the day: Twankle”
Thought this was going to a word for ‘adults’…but instead it’s something I’ve been known to do!
Hehehe now that you say that, twankle from the sound of it could be an ‘adult’ word.