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Tang

 (täng)
A Chinese dynasty (618-907) known for its territorial expansion, prosperity, and encouragement of the arts and literature.

[Mandarin, T´ng, from Middle Chinese tɦaŋ, to boast, great, Tang dynasty.]

tang 1

 (tăng)
n.
1. A distinctively sharp taste, flavor, or odor, as that of orange juice.
2. A distinctive quality: "Underneath it all was the tang of genuine adventure" (Jan Clausen).
3. A sharp point, tongue, or prong.
4. A projection by which a tool, such as a chisel or knife, is attached to its handle or stock. Also called shank.
tr.v. tanged, tang·ing, tangs
1. To furnish with a tang.
2. To give a tang to.

[Middle English tange, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tangi, point, sting.]

tang′i·ness n.
tang′y adj.

tang 2

 (tăng)
n.
A loud ringing sound; a clang or twang.
intr. & tr.v. tanged, tang·ing, tangs
To resound with a tang or cause to resound with a tang.

[Imitative.]

tang

(tæŋ)
n
1. a strong taste or flavour: the tang of the sea.
2. a pungent or characteristic smell: the tang of peat fires.
3. a trace, touch, or hint of something: a tang of cloves in the apple pie.
4. (Tools) the pointed end of a tool, such as a chisel, file, knife, etc, which is fitted into a handle, shaft, or stock
[C14: from Old Norse tangi point; related to Danish tange point, spit]

Tang

(tæŋ)
n
(Historical Terms) the imperial dynasty of China from 618–907 ad

tang1

(tæŋ)

n.
1. a strong taste or flavor.
2. a pungent or distinctive odor.
3. the distinctive character of a thing.
4. a suggestion of something; trace; hint.
5. a slender projection from an object, as a chisel or knife, serving as attachment for a handle, stock, etc.
[1300–50; Middle English tange tongue of a snake, projection on a tool]

tang2

(tæŋ)

n.
1. a sharp ringing or twanging sound; clang.
v.t., v.i.
2. to ring or twang; clang.
[1550–60; imitative]

T'ang

or Tang

(tɑŋ)

n.
a dynasty in China, A.D. 618–907, marked by the invention of printing, and the development of the arts.

tang

- The tongue of a snake.
See also related terms for snake.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tang - a tart spicy qualitytang - a tart spicy quality      
spicery, spiciness, spice - the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
2.tang - the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907Tang - the imperial dynasty of China from 618 to 907
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
3.tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouthtang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
lemon - a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
vanilla - a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
4.tang - a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manuretang - a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure
rockweed - coarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
genus Fucus - type genus of the family Fucaceae: cartilaginous brown algae
5.tang - brown algae seaweed with serrated edgestang - brown algae seaweed with serrated edges
brown algae - algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown and yellow pigments
genus Fucus - type genus of the family Fucaceae: cartilaginous brown algae
6.tang - any of various coarse seaweeds
seaweed - plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
7.tang - any of various kelps especially of the genus Laminaria
kelp - large brown seaweeds having fluted leathery fronds

tang

noun
1. scent, smell, odour, perfume, fragrance, aroma, reek, redolence She could smell the salty tang of the sea.
2. taste, bite, flavour, edge, relish, smack, savour, zest, sharpness, piquancy, spiciness, zestiness Some liked its strong, fruity tang.
3. trace, touch, tinge, suggestion, hint, whiff, smattering His criticism seemed to have acquired a tang of friendliness.

tang

noun
A distinctive property of a substance affecting the gustatory sense:
Translations
نَكْهَةٌ حادَّه
ostrá příchuť/pach
gennemtrængende lugt
erõs v. csípõs íz
sterkt bragî/keimur
asa smarža
ostrá príchuť/pach
acı tat/koku

tang

[tæŋ] N
1. (= taste) → sabor m fuerte y picante; (= smell) → olor m acre
the salt tang of the sea airel olor salobre de la brisa marina
2. [of knife] → espiga f

tang

[ˈtæŋ] n (= smell) → odeur f piquante (= taste) → saveur f piquante

tang

n (= smell)scharfer Geruch; (= taste)starker Geschmack; the fish has a salty tangder Fisch schmeckt salzig

tang

[tæŋ] n (taste) → sapore m forte; (smell) → odore m penetrante

tang

(tӕŋ) noun
a strong or sharp taste, flavour or smell. The air had a salty tang.
References in classic literature ?
Decidedly, there was a new tang about this dialogue.
Under the tawny skin was a white, white flesh, faintly veined with red; and, besides their own proper apple taste, they had a certain wild, delightful tang no orchard-grown apple ever possessed.
It was the same tang that I had tasted a thousand times in my sleep.
The salt tang of the sea gladdened his nostrils, and he snorted with the pleasure of the stench of the mangrove swamp.
Life was not good; its taste in his mouth was without tang, and bitter.
Li Tang Fwung, the power behind the Dragon Throne, deigned to reply.
And the afternoon seabreeze blew its tang into my lungs, and curled the waves in mid-channel.
Though I suffer all deaths that a man can die To the uttermost end of time, I have deep-drained this, my cup of bliss, In every age and clime-- "The froth of Pride, the tang of Power, The sweet of Womanhood
There was a tang in the very air that inspired the hearts of small maidens tripping, unlike snails, swiftly and willingly to school; and it WAS jolly to be back again at the little brown desk beside Diana, with Ruby Gillis nodding across the aisle and Carrie Sloane sending up notes and Julia Bell passing a "chew" of gum down from the back seat.
But the tang of the fir summons onward and upward to some 'far-off, divine event'--some spiritual peak of attainment whence we shall see with unfaltering, unclouded vision the spires of some aerial City Beautiful, or the fulfilment of some fair, fadeless land of promise.
I leave it to you--that sharp, frontier, Western tang of speech.
It sounds quite romantic to be `slender,' but `skinny' has a very different tang.