Definitions

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  • adj. Characteristic of tango music or dance

Etymologies

tango +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It ranges from raw Mississippi Delta blues to sophisticated urban jazz, from barn-dance hoedowns to what Wyatt says is a polka by musicians from the Cape Verde Islands-though with those tangolike twitchings in the rhythm guitar, you might dislocate something if you tried your usual Frank Yankovic moves.

    Arts Extra: A Mix Of The Sort Of Famous And The Obscure

  • As Lewallen and Myers work out steps under his guidance, the music's klezmer rhythms suggest an almost tangolike intensity of coercive embrace.

    The Seattle Times

  • Her dissections became more and more intense, her gestures of cutting transformed with a brash, tangolike sensuality that marks her loss of innocence.

    Chicago Reader

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