AskDefine | Define tango

Dictionary Definition



1 a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
2 music written in duple time for dancing the tango v : dance a tango

User Contributed Dictionary



Rhymes: -æŋɡəʊ


  1. A Latin American ballroom dance in 2/4 or 4/4 time.
  2. The letter T in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  3. The letter T in the NATO phonetic alphabet.
  4. terrorist, used amongst special police forces, derived from the NATO phonetic alphabet.


ballroom dance
letter T in ICAO spelling alphabet
letter T in NATO phonetic alphabet
(slang) terrorist


  1. To dance the tango.
  2. To handle, to flirt with, to deal with.



  1. tango


fi-decl-valo tang



  1. tango



  1. touch, grasp
    Noli me tangere. — “Don't touch me.”
  2. reach, arrive at
  3. attain to
  4. move, affect
  5. come home to


Related terms



  1. cucumber

Extensive Definition

Tango in dance Tango in film
Tango in music
Tango in entertainment
People with the name Tango
Companies and products with name Tango
  • Tango (Double Fifth), aka Duanwu (端午), the fifth day of the fifth month in East Asian lunisolar calendars.
  • Tango no Sekku, aka Kodomo no hi, aka Children's Day, a Japanese national holiday on the fifth day of the fifth month of each year
  • Tango Province, Japan, an old province in today's northern Kyoto Prefecture
  • Tango 01, the call sign of the Boeing 757 presidential aircraft in Argentinas Agrupación Aérea Presidencial
  • Tango class submarine is the NATO code name for the Russian Project 641B Som submarine class
  • Word representing the letter T in the NATO phonetic alphabet
tango in Czech: Tango
tango in German: Tango
tango in Spanish: Tango (desambiguación)
tango in French: Tango (homonymie)
tango in Galician: Tango (homónimos)
tango in Italian: Tango
tango in Luxembourgish: Tango
tango in Dutch: Tango
tango in Polish: Tango
tango in Slovak: Tango
tango in Slovenian: Tango (razločitev)
tango in Finnish: Tango
tango in Swedish: Tango (olika betydelser)
tango in Turkish: Tango
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