Definition of Tango

1. Noun. A ballroom dance of Latin-American origin.

Generic synonyms: Ballroom Dance, Ballroom Dancing



2. Verb. Dance a tango. "Sam and Sue tango"

3. Noun. Music written in duple time for dancing the tango.
Generic synonyms: Dance Music

Definition of Tango

1. n. A difficult dance in two-four time characterized by graceful posturing, frequent pointing positions, and a great variety of steps, including the cross step and turning steps. The dance is of Spanish origin, and is believed to have been in its original form a part of the fandango.

Definition of Tango

1. Noun. A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time. ¹

2. Noun. The letter ''T'' in the ICAO spelling alphabet. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet. ¹

4. Noun. A dark orange colour shade; deep tangerine ¹

5. Verb. To dance the tango. ¹

6. Verb. (slang) To handle, to flirt with, to deal with. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tango

1. to perform a Latin-American dance [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tango

tanglefish
tanglefoot
tanglement
tanglements
tangleproof
tangler
tanglers
tangles
tanglesome
tanglier
tangliest
tangling
tanglingly
tanglings
tangly
tango (current term)
tangoed
tangoes
tangoing
tangoist
tangoists
tangolike
tangor
tangos
tangram
tangrams
tangs
tangue
tangun
tanguns

Literary usage of Tango

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1. The Network Revolution: Confessions of a Computer Scientist by Jacques Vallee (1982)
"Chip tango uses it to sell dope. I "met" Chip tango on the network. I was working late on my home terminal in California when the message flashed on my ..."

2. Maori Lore: The Traditions of the Maori People, with the More Important of by George Grey (1904)
"tango-tango, Poko, and the others had just concluded giving utterance to their ... tango-tango became overwhelmed with emotion, every muscle of her body ..."

3. Maori Lore: The Traditions of the Maori People, with the More Important of by George Grey (1904)
"Before the early beams of morn illumined the sky tango-tango stole back to heaven ... tango- tango disclosed herself, her divinity, and her condition to ..."

4. Modern Dancing by Vernon Castle, Irene Castle (1914)
"V THE tango ARGENTINE THE CORTEZ THE PROMENADE THE ... Beyond doubt, the tango correctly practised is the essence of the modern soul of dancing, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"... Jacob Check and balance system and Its reversion. Ann Am Acad 64:1-10 Mr '16 Tangier island Virginia Elysium. Lit Digest 52:1559 My 27 '16 tango-time. ..."

6. Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-Known English Writers by Louis Raemaekers (1916)
"... wearing the Imperial crown and with her hair braided in pigtails like a German backfisch, is whirling in the tango with a skeleton partner. ..."

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