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tam–tam

noun \ˈtam-ˌtam, ˈtäm-ˌtäm\

Definition of TAM-TAM

1
:  tom-tom
2
:  gong; especially :  one of a tuned set in a gamelan orchestra

Origin of TAM-TAM

Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam
First Known Use: 1782

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