There are 2 main definitions of tanto in English:

tanto1

Syllabification: tan·to
Pronunciation: /ˈtän(t)ō
 
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noun (plural tantos)

A Japanese short sword or dagger.
More example sentences
  • Historically, it should be noted that original Japanese tantos were V-ground.
  • Traditional tantos were double-ground and he offers his knives with this grind as well as the asymmetrical chisel grind so popular on tactical knives today.
  • I like my tanto and scimitar much more than these military weapons.

Origin

Japanese.

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There are 2 main definitions of tanto in English:

tanto2

Syllabification: tan·to
Pronunciation: /ˈtän(t)ō
 
/

adverb

[usually with negative] Music
(Especially as a direction after a tempo marking) too much: allegro non tanto
More example sentences
  • This Allegro non tanto is the first movement of this two-movement sonatina.
  • Her taut, strongly projected approach to the Allegro, ma non tanto finale produced a cascade of virtuosic razzle dazzle that was always wedded to a sophisticated conception of the score's grand, arching line.
  • Pianist Michael Linville, now the New World Symphony's Director of Admissions, played with stylish musicality in the Allegro, ma non tanto from Dvorák's Quartet in A for Piano and Strings Op 81.

Origin

Italian.

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