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tang

noun \ ˈtaŋ \

Definition of tang

1 a : a sharp distinctive often lingering flavor
b : a pungent odor
c : something having the effect of a tang (as in stimulation of the senses)
  • the tang of the autumn air
  • add tang to your writing
2 a : a faint suggestion : trace
  • my comment held a tang of sarcasm
b : a distinguishing characteristic that sets apart or gives a special individuality
3 : a projecting shank, prong, fang, or tongue (as on a knife, file, or sword) to connect with the handle
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

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tang

verb

Definition of tang

transitive verb
1 : to furnish with a tang
2 : to affect with a tang

First Known Use of tang

1566


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tang

verb

Definition of tang

: clang, ring

Origin and Etymology of tang

imitative


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tang

noun

Definition of tang

: a sharp twanging sound

First Known Use of tang

1686


Tang

noun \ ˈtäŋ \
variants: or T'ang

Definition of Tang

: 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

Origin and Etymology of tang

Chinese (Beijing) Táng


TANG Defined for Kids

tang

noun \ ˈtaŋ \

Definition of tang for Students

: a sharp flavor or smell


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