WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
tan•go /ˈtæŋgoʊ/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -gos, v.,  -goed, -go•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Music and Dancea ballroom dance from Latin America.
  2. Music and Dancemusic for this dance.

v. [no object]
  1. Music and Danceto dance the tango.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
tan•go  (tanggō),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -gos, v.,  -goed, -go•ing. 
n. 
  1. Music and Dancea ballroom dance of Latin-American origin, danced by couples, and having many varied steps, figures, and poses.
  2. Music and Dancemusic for this dance.
  3. Telecommunicationsa word used in communications to represent the letter T.

v.i. 
  1. Music and Danceto dance the tango.
  • ?
  • American Spanish
  • 1910–15


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tango /ˈtæŋɡəʊ/ n ( pl -gos)
  1. a Latin American dance in duple time, characterized by long gliding steps and sudden pauses
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
vb ( -goes, -going, -goed)
  1. (intransitive) to perform this dance
Etymology: 20th Century: from American Spanish, probably of Niger-Congo origin; compare Ibibio tamgu to dance



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