- 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
Examples from the Web for tangoed
Historical Examples of tangoed
Maybe the Times Building just tangoed across the square an' fell on me!The Promise
James B. Hendryx
Something told me from the very first; perhaps it was the way you tangoed.
The youngsters who had tangoed best and had shone in cabarets were swept away as grass by scythes.Robin
Frances Hodgson Burnett
He tangoed only to show the temperamental little thing that he forgave her.
Although the young people ragged and tangoed incessantly, she rarely danced, and then it was with the young men.The Little Lady of the Big House
- 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.