tam-tam

noun
\ ˈtam-ˌtam How to pronounce tam-tam (audio) , ˈtäm-ˌtäm \

Definition of tam-tam

2 : gong especially : one of a tuned set in a gamelan orchestra

First Known Use of tam-tam

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tam-tam

Hindi & Urdu ṭamṭam

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“Tam-tam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tam-tam. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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