tango

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See also: tangò, tangó, and Tango

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Argentine-Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language (compare Ibibio tamgu (to dance)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Rhymes: -æŋɡəʊ

Noun[edit]

Argentine tango (dance)

tango (plural tangos or tangoes)

  1. A Standard ballroom dance in 4/4 time; or a social dance, the Argentine tango.
  2. A piece of music suited to such a dance.
  3. The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  4. (slang) enemy, used amongst special police forces, derived from the abbreviation of target using the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  5. A dark orange colour shade; deep tangerine
    tango colour:    

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Verb[edit]

tango (third-person singular simple present tangoes, present participle tangoing, simple past and past participle tangoed)

  1. To dance the tango.
  2. (slang, intransitive) To mingle or interact (with each other).
    • 2013, Kathy Casey, D'Lish Deviled Eggs (page 67)
      Creamy cheese, tangy-sweet peppers, and a hit of heat tango in this sexy deviled-egg combo.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango n

  1. tango (Standard ballroom dance in 4/4 time; or a social dance, the Argentine tango)

Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish tango.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tanɡo/, [ˈtˢɑŋɡ̊o]

Noun[edit]

tango c (singular definite tangoen, plural indefinite tangoer)

  1. tango

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Finnish[edit]

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fi

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt̪ɑŋːo̞]
  • Hyphenation: tan‧go

Noun[edit]

tango

  1. tango

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (dance)

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tango

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tangere

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tanghi)

  1. tango

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tango

  1. rōmaji reading of たんご

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *tangō, nasal infix present from Proto-Indo-European *teh₂g-. Cognate with Ancient Greek τάσσω (tássō), τεταγών (tetagṓn)[1], Old English þaccian (to touch, pat). More at thack, thwack.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active tangō, present infinitive tangere, perfect active tetigī, supine tāctum

  1. (transitive) I touch, grasp.
    Noli me tangere.
    Don't touch me.
  2. (transitive) I reach, arrive at.
  3. (transitive) I attain to.
  4. (transitive) I move, affect.
  5. (transitive) I come home to.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers

Portuguese[edit]

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 Tango on Portuguese Wikipedia

Wikipedia pt

tango

Etymology[edit]

Argentine-Spanish tango, probably from a Niger-Congo language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (ballroom dance)
  2. a style of music associated with the tango dance (used to accompany and set the beat for the dance)

Verb[edit]

tango

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tangar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tânɡo/
  • Hyphenation: tan‧go

Noun[edit]

tȁngo m (Cyrillic spelling та̏нго)

  1. tango (dance)

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Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

Noun[edit]

tango m (plural tangos)

  1. tango (ballroom dance)
  2. a style of music associated with the tango dance (used to accompany and set the beat for the dance)

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Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

tango (needs class)

  1. cucumber