Definitions for tam-tamˈtʌmˌtʌm, ˈtæmˌtæm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tam-tamˈtʌmˌtʌm, ˈtæmˌtæm(n.)

  1. a gong with indefinite pitch.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: tom-tom .

Origin of tam-tam:

1775–85; var. of tom -tom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gong, tam-tam(noun)

    a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick


  1. tam-tam(Noun)

    a flat gong (without knob) that is struck with a felt-covered hammer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tam-tam(noun)

    a kind of drum used in the East Indies and other Oriental countries; -- called also tom-tom

  2. Tam-tam(noun)

    a gong. See Gong, n., 1

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a kind of drum usually beaten with the hands.

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