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tango

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noun tan·go \ˈtaŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of tango

plural

tangos

  1. 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. 2 :  interaction marked by a lack of straightforwardness the suspect's tango with police

Examples of tango in a Sentence

  1. The band played a tango.

Origin and Etymology of tango

American Spanish


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tango

verb tan·go

Definition of tango

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to dance the tango

Examples of tango in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of tango

1913


Tango

tan·go

Definition of Tango

  1. —a communications code word for the letter t

First Known Use of tango

1952


TANGO Defined for English Language Learners

tango

play
noun

Definition of tango for English Language Learners

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

tango

verb

Definition of tango for English Language Learners

  • : to dance the tango


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