Ancient word of the day: Twankle

Ancient word of the day: Twankle


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.

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