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tang

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noun \ˈtaŋ\

Definition of tang

  1. 1 :  a projecting shank, prong, fang, or tongue (as on a knife, file, or sword) to connect with the handle

  2. 2a :  a sharp distinctive often lingering flavorb :  a pungent odorc :  something having the effect of a tang (as in stimulation of the senses) <the tang of the autumn air> <add tang to your writing>

  3. 3a :  a faint suggestion :  trace <my comment held a tang of sarcasm>b :  a distinguishing characteristic that sets apart or gives a special individuality

  4. 4 :  any of various surgeonfishes — compare blue tang

tanged

play \ˈtaŋd\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of tang

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi point of land, tang


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Hardware Terms


2

tang

transitive verb

Definition of tang

  1. 1 :  to furnish with a tang

  2. 2 :  to affect with a tang



1566

First Known Use of tang

1566


3

tang

verb

Definition of tang

  1. :  clang, ring



Origin and Etymology of tang

imitative


First Known Use: 1556


4

tang

noun

Definition of tang

  1. :  a sharp twanging sound



1686

First Known Use of tang

1686


Tang

noun \ˈtäŋ\

Definition of Tang

  1. :  a Chinese dynasty dated a.d. 618–907 and marked by wide contacts with other cultures and by the development of printing and the flourishing of poetry and art



Variants of tang

or

T'ang

play \ˈtäŋ\

Origin and Etymology of tang

Chinese (Beijing) Táng


First Known Use: 1669


TANG Defined for Kids

tang

play
noun \ˈtaŋ\

Definition of tang for Students

  1. :  a sharp flavor or smell





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