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

:  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
:  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


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



Definition of TANGO

—a communications code word for the letter t

First Known Use of TANGO



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