Definition for TANG

TANG, n. [Gr. ταγγη, rancor; ταγγος, rancid; It. tanfo.]

  1. A strong taste; particularly, a taste of something extraneous to the thing itself; as, wine or cider has a tang of the cask. Locke.
  2. Relish; taste. [Not elegant.]
  3. Something that leaves a sting or pain behind. She had a tongue with a tang. Shak.
  4. Sound; tone. [Not in use.] Holder.

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