Definitions

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

Etymologies

Ultimately of imitative origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • a kind of gong.

    December 10, 2006