Definitions for: Tango


[n] a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
[n] music written in duple time for dancing the tango
[v] dance a tango



Webster (1913) Definition: Tan"go, n.; pl. Tangos. [Sp., a certain dance.]
(a) A difficult dance in two-four time characterized by
graceful posturing, frequent pointing positions, and a
great variety of steps, including the cross step and
turning steps. The dance is of Spanish origin, and is
believed to have been in its original form a part of the
fandango.
(b) Any of various popular forms derived from this.

See Also: ballroom dance, ballroom dancing, ballroom music, dance, dance music, danceroom music, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe

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