tam-tam

noun

ˈtam-ˌtam How to pronounce tam-tam (audio)
ˈtäm-ˌtäm
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: gong
especially : one of a tuned set in a gamelan orchestra

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tam-tam was in 1782

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“Tam-tam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tam-tam. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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