- a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin, danced by couples, and having many varied steps, figures, and poses.
- music for this dance.
- a word used in communications to represent the letter T.
- to dance the tango.
Origin of tango
Related Words for tangodisco, waltz, rock, samba, tango, tap, skip, jump, shimmy, trip, caper, jig, leap, hop, frolic, sway, cavort, hustle, whirl, strut
Examples from the Web for tango
Contemporary Examples of tango
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.
Monir is not interested in classic dances like tango or ballet.
"Gangs like Tango Blast and the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas got Houston sewed up for los Zetas," the prisoner says.Mexican Cartels Tap U.S. Prisons to Expand Operations and Draft New Talent
June 9, 2013
Thomas is even credited with having brought the tango to Russia.The Black Count of Russia
March 17, 2013
As things turned out, both newsmagazines got their Tango cover stories, but only one had Brando in his own words.Charles Michener on Newsweek’s Cultural Edge
December 24, 2012
Historical Examples of tango
It isn't a Bunny Hug or Tango, or anything distracting for lookers-on.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
The following Sunday three of the Carthage preachers attacked the tango.
The tango was upon the world like a Mississippi at flood-time.
I was saying that Prue is too fine a girl to be allowed to mingle with that tango set.
In the towns smaller than Carthage the anxiety for the tango fermented.
- a Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
- (intr) to perform this dance
Word Origin for tango
- communications a code word for the letter t
syncopated ballroom dance, 1913, from Argentine Spanish tango, originally the name of an African-American drum dance, probably from a Niger-Congo language (cf. Ibibio tamgu "to dance"). Phrase it takes two to tango was a song title from 1952.
A sensual ballroom dance that originated in South America in the early twentieth century.