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tom–tom

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noun \ˈtäm-ˌtäm, ˈtəm-ˌtəm\

Simple Definition of tom–tom

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tom–tom

  1. 1 :  a usually long and narrow small-headed drum commonly beaten with the hands

  2. 2 :  a monotonous beating, rhythm, or rhythmical sound

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Origin and Etymology of tom–tom

Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam


First Known Use: 1693


TOM–TOM Defined for Kids

tom–tom

play
noun \ˈtäm-ˌtäm\

Definition of tom–tom for Students

  1. :  a drum (as a traditional Asian, African, or American Indian drum) that is beaten with the hands




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of tom–tom


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