What does tango mean?

Definitions for tangoˈtæŋ goʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tango(noun)

    a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin

  2. tango(verb)

    music written in duple time for dancing the tango

  3. tango(verb)

    dance a tango


  1. tango(Noun)

    A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time.

  2. tango(Noun)

    The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.

  3. tango(Noun)

    enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet.

  4. tango(Verb)

    To dance the tango.

  5. tango(Verb)

    To handle, to flirt with, to deal with.

  6. Origin: Argentine- tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language (compare Ibibio tamgu).


  1. Tango

    The tango is a partner dance that originated in the 1890s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, and soon spread to the rest of the world. Early tango was known as tango criollo. Today, there are many forms of tango extant. Popularly and among tango dancing circles, the authentic tango is considered to be the one closest to the form originally danced in Argentina and Uruguay. In 2009, UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.


  1. Tango

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Anagrams for tango »

  1. tonga, Tonga

  2. Tonga


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tango in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tango in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Rye:

    He picked me up and I had to dance the tango, John and I.

  2. Prince Turki al-Faisal:

    It’s wishful thinking that, if we try to embrace them, they may tango with us. That’s an illusion.

  3. Mimi Lamantia:

    Even [with] just five weeks of Argentine tango we were able to decrease that medial and lateral sway by 56 percent.

  4. Serzh Sarksyan:

    The ratification of the protocols is something that we want, but it takes two to tango and it does not only depend on us.

  5. Ken Blackwell:

    In Washington it takes two to tango, not only the Executive Branch but it takes the Legislative Branch getting in sync with one another.

Images & Illustrations of tango

  1. tangotangotango

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