mridanga

noun

mri·​dan·​ga mri-ˈdäŋ-gə How to pronounce mridanga (audio)
ˌmər-i-
variants or mridangam
mri-ˈdäŋ-gəm How to pronounce mridanga (audio)
ˌmər-i-
: a drum of India that is shaped like an elongated barrel and has tuned heads of different diameters

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Word History

Etymology

Sanskrit mṛdaṅga

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mridanga was in 1887

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“Mridanga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mridanga. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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