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tam-tam 1(tŭm′tŭm′, tăm′tăm′)
A gong having a metal disk struck with a felt-covered hammer or stick used in a gamelan orchestra.
[Ultimately of imitative origin.]
tam-tam 2(tŭm′tŭm′, tăm′tăm′)
Variant of tom-tom.
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(Instruments) another name for gong1
[from Hindi: see tom-tom]
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1. a gong with indefinite pitch.
[1775–85; variant of tom -tom]
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|Noun||1.||tam-tam - a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick|
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