More definitions of TangDefinition of Tang in:
- The British & World English dictionary
- 1 [in singular] A strong taste, flavor, or smell: the clean salty tang of the seaMore example sentences
- The balmy wind caressed their cheeks as they could taste the salty tang of the sea on their lips.
- Tasting the salty tang of my own sweat, I sighed tiredly.
- She had missed the smell of the sea, the salty tang to the breeze that brushed her cloak and her hair.
- 1.1A characteristic quality: the tang of finality hovers throughout Tolstoy’s storyMore example sentences
- Even the air was electric, edged with the tantalising tang of uncertainty, of the unexpected.
- He created a unique fusion of the swing of the US big bands of the 40s and the tang of his Cuban roots, aimed fairly and squarely at the dance floor and at popular appeal.
- As well as rural Forties class culture, with a Northern tang, the other influence is Heath Robinson, that genius inventor of mad machines.
- 2The projection on the blade of a tool such as a knife, by which the blade is held firmly in the handle.More example sentences
- The knife has a curvaceous handle with front and rear guards built into the full tang blade steel.
- This Japanese Sword Index has very detailed and thorough information about sword types, blades, tangs, even flaws.
- The models have concealed tangs inside the handles, again with one-piece construction of solid steel.
Middle English (denoting a snake's tongue, formerly believed to be a stinging organ; also denoting the sting of an insect): from Old Norse tangi 'point, tang of a knife'.
- Make a loud ringing or clanging sound: the bronze bell tangsMore example sentences
- All of a sudden St. Philip's ten bells start tanging - one oclock already - and at once the workshops and factories around the yard begin disgorging throngs of workers on their way to lunch
- The joy-bells tang out a merry peal, and the inhabitants in general put lights into their windows.
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- A tanging sound.More example sentences
- "Back to port," she shouts above the tang of the bell and rumble of the bus and I don't know if there's a driver or if there's someone swinging the mast to catch the nonexistent breeze to take us in another direction.
mid 16th century: imitative.
- A surgeonfish that occurs around reefs and rocky areas, where it browses on algae.
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- Genus Acanthurus, family Acanthuridae: several species, in particular the blue tang (A. coeruleus) of the western Atlantic
- The great clouds of yellow black and white banner angelfish, brilliant blue fusiliers, yellow tangs and smart surgeonfish are gone.
- What struck me most were the brilliantly-coloured blue tangs, surgeonfish which don't want to be photographed, and the soft corals.
- Aided by a friendly blue tang called Dory, who suffers from short-term memory loss, Marlin travels through shark infested waters, overcoming myriad dangers to reunite with his beloved boy.
mid 18th century: from tang1.