American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time.
- n. The music for this dance.
- v. To perform this dance.
- n. A Standard ballroom dance in 4/4 time; or a social dance, the Argentine tango.
- n. The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- n. slang enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet.
- n. A dark orange colour shade; deep tangerine
- v. To dance the tango.
- v. slang To handle, to flirt with, to deal with.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A difficult dance in two-four time characterized by graceful posturing, frequent pointing positions, and a great variety of steps, including the cross step and turning steps. The dance is of Spanish origin, and is believed to have been in its original form a part of the fandango.
- n. Any of various popular forms derived from this.
- n. a musical tune appropriate for this dance.
- v. dance a tango
- n. music written in duple time for dancing the tango
- n. a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
- Argentine-Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language (compare Ibibio tamgu ("to dance")). (Wiktionary)
- American Spanish, possibly of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Ibibio tamgu, to dance. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I began ballroom dance lessons three years ago and the tango is my favorite, especially the Argentine.”
“For the characters who decamp from there to South America and for their descendants who later make the return trip, the tango is a leitmotif.”
“The reptile and the male began to dance a certain Latin tango ...”
“The picture has a lush look but sees no need to be epic in scope; the group dance scene with the tango is just as 'alive' as anything in a Visconti movie.”
“Argentine tango is quite different from the ballroom-style tango I have been learning, but the idea of lead – follow is the same, regardless.”
“Flowers and a drawing decorate a makeshift memorial to Latin American tango icon Carlos Gardel, at his tomb on the 75th the anniversary of his death, in Buenos Aires,”
“Admirers of Latin American tango icon Carlos Gardel pay homage to the Latin”
“Admirers of Latin American tango icon Carlos Gardel pay homage at his tomb on the 75th the anniversary of his death, in Buenos Aires, Thursday, June 24, 2010.”
“Rio likely to follow BHP's lead and join short-term tango RIO Tinto is expected to follow the lead of BHP Billiton and Brazil's Vale by moving iron ore customers on to short-term pricing contracts, which are more closely tied to soaring spot prices and will deliver big profit gains this year.”
“This is so exciting – not just all the tips but that now I think my Argentine tango, which is entirely improvisational, and yoga from meditative perspective, can be helpful to my writing.”
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