tango

 /ˈtæŋgəʊ/


For the noun: tango
Plural form: tangos

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
tan•go /ˈtæŋgoʊ/USA pronunciation n., pl. -gos,v., -goed, -go•ing.

n. [countable]
  • Music and Dancea ballroom dance from Latin America.
  • Music and Dancemusic for this dance.

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


  • 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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