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1tango

noun tan·go \ˈtaŋ-(ˌ)gō\

: a Latin-American dance in which couples make long pauses in difficult positions; also : the music used for this dance

plural tangos

Full Definition of TANGO

1
:  a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin in 24 time with a basic pattern of step-step-step-step-close and characterized by long pauses and stylized body positions; also :  the music for this dance
2
:  interaction marked by a lack of straightforwardness <the suspect's tango with police>

Examples of TANGO

  1. The band played a tango.

Origin of TANGO

American Spanish
First Known Use: 1913

2tango

intransitive verb

: to dance the tango

Full Definition of TANGO

:  to dance the tango

Examples of TANGO

  1. He's trying to learn how to tango.

First Known Use of TANGO

1913

Tango

Definition of TANGO

—a communications code word for the letter t

First Known Use of TANGO

1952

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