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.
Origin of tang Imitative
A Chinese dynasty (618-907) known for its territorial expansion, prosperity, and encouragement of the arts and literature.
Origin of Tang
Mandarin T´ng from
Middle Chinese t&hhook;aŋ to boast, great, Tang dynasty
- A refreshingly sharp aroma or flavor
- A strong or offensive taste; especially, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself.
- Wine or cider has a tang of the cask.
- (figuratively) A sharp, specific flavor or tinge
- A projecting part of an object by means of which it is secured to a handle, or to some other part; anything resembling a tongue in form or position
- The part of a knife, fork, file, or other small instrument, which is inserted into the handle
- The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock
- The part of a sword blade to which the handle is fastened
- The tongue of a buckle
- A group of saltwater fish from the Acanthuridae family, especially the Zebrasoma genus, also known as the surgeonfish.
From Middle English tang (“serpent's tongue", "extension of blade"), from Old Norse tangi (“pointed metal tool"), perhaps related to tunga (“tongue"). But see also Old Dutch tanger (“sharp", "tart", "pinching")
- A sharp, twanging sound; an unpleasant tone; a twang
(third-person singular simple present tangs, present participle tanging, simple past and past participle tanged)
- (dated, beekeeping) To strike two metal objects together loudly in order to persuade a swarm of honeybees to land so it may be captured by the beekeeper.
- To make a ringing sound; to ring.
- Let thy tongue tang arguments of state. "” Shakespeare.
- (rare) A coarse blackish seaweed (Fuscus nodosus)
Probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish tang (“seaweed"), Swedish tÃ¥ng, Icelandic Ã¾ang
- (vulgar slang) The vagina; intercourse with a woman
From poontang by shortening
- The imperial dynasty of China which reigned from 618 to 907.
- The Turkic dynasty of China which lasted from 923 to 936.
- A kingdom in China which existed between 937 and 975.
- Any of a number of places in China.
From Mandarin å” (TÃ¡ng).
- A Chinese surname.
- A Cantonese surname.
- Any of a number of places, including a village in Iran and a village in Afghanistan.
From Persian ØªÙ†Ú¯ (tang, “narrow, tight").