a strong taste or flavor.
the distinctive flavor or quality of a thing.
a pungent or distinctive odor.
a touch or suggestion of something; slight trace.
a long and slender projecting strip, tongue, or prong forming part of an object, as a chisel, file, or knife, and serving as a means of attachment for another part, as a handle or stock.
to furnish with a tang.
Other definitions for tang (2 of 3)
a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
to ring or twang; clang.
Other definitions for T'ang (3 of 3)
a dynasty in China, a.d. 618–907, marked by territorial expansion, the invention of printing, and the high development of poetry.
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How to use tang in a sentence
Different parts of certain articles require varying degrees of hardness, like the tangs of files.Practical Mechanics for Boys | J. S. Zerbe
Aweel, let him wed wi' her the noo "ower the tangs" an' ride awa wi' her on his saddle-bow.Border Ghost Stories | Howard Pease
The latter form of verse was in use so far back as the Han dynasty, but only reached perfection under the Tangs.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
The wire would send forth metallic janglings and tangs as it was cut.Air Service Boys in the Big Battle | Charles Amory Beach
They have mostly been fixed in the towers and used as “ting-tangs.”Church Bells | H. B. Walters
British Dictionary definitions for tang (1 of 2)
a strong taste or flavour: the tang of the sea
a pungent or characteristic smell: the tang of peat fires
a trace, touch, or hint of something: a tang of cloves in the apple pie
the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock
British Dictionary definitions for Tang (2 of 2)
the imperial dynasty of China from 618–907 ad
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