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n. pl. tan·gos
1. A dance of Argentine origin for couples in 2/4 or 4/4 time.
2. The music for this dance.
intr.v. tan·goed, tan·go·ing, tan·gos
To perform this dance.

[American Spanish, possibly of Niger-Congo origin; akin to Ibibio tamgu, to dance.]

tan′go·like′ adj.
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(Dancing) resembling or characteristic of tango music or dance
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