temple block

noun

Definition of temple block

  1. a :  a percussion instrument used in East Asian Buddhist ceremonies consisting of a hollow, slotted, ornately carved wooden block that is struck with a beater b :  a related instrument either bulbous or boxlike in shape used in sets in Western classical and popular music —usually used in plural —called also Chinese block, Chinese temple block

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1924

First Known Use of temple block

1924


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