from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small-headed drums, usually long and narrow, that are beaten with the hands.
- n. A monotonous rhythmical drumbeat or similar sound.
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- n. A small joined pair of drums, beaten with the hands.
- n. Any cylindrical drum, with no snare; part of a drum kit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See tam-tam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circular dye-vat constructed in such a way that a series of upright mallets may be made to pound upon the material placed within it and thus work the dye-liquor well into the fiber. Largely used in hosierydyeing, particularly in the application of aniline black.
- n. In India, the drum used by musicians, jugglers, public criers, etc.
- n. Same as gong, 1.
- To beat on a tom-tom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various drums with small heads
Hindi ṭamṭam, probably of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)