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  1. (noun, act) a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  2. (noun, communication) music written in duple time for dancing the tango
  3. (verb, motion) dance a tango

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Origin of the word Tango

  1. syncopated ballroom dance, 1913, from Argentine Sp. tango, originally the name of an African-American drum dance, probably from a Niger-Congo language (cf. Ibibio tamgu "to dance"). Phrase it takes two to tango was a song title from 1952. more

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