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  • noun music Any musical instrument that produces sound via the vibration of a stretched membrane.

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  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end


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  • The drum is a percussion instrument, technically classified as a membranophone, referring to the membrane (drumhead) that's stretched over a shell and stuck to produce sound. local, state, business and sports news

  • The Hebrew word tof represents a hand-held frame-drum, a hoop-shaped drum with a diameter wider than its depth and well known as a popular membranophone (percussion instrument) from artistic representations preserved from the ancient Near East.

    Women with Hand-Drums, Dancing: Bible.


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