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tom–tom

noun \ˈtäm-ˌtäm, ˈtəm-ˌtəm\

: a tall, narrow drum that is usually played with the hands

Full Definition of TOM-TOM

1
:  a usually long and narrow small-headed drum commonly beaten with the hands
2
:  a monotonous beating, rhythm, or rhythmical sound

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Origin of TOM-TOM

Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam
First Known Use: 1693

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