from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gong having a metal disk struck with a felt-covered hammer or stick used in a gamelan orchestra.
- n. Variant of tom-tom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a flat gong (without knob) that is struck with a felt-covered hammer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of drum used in the East Indies and other Oriental countries; -- called also tom-tom.
- n. A gong. See gong, n., 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See tom-tom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a percussion instrument consisting of a metal plate that is struck with a softheaded drumstick
Ultimately of imitative origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)