[ baw-rahn ]
/ ˈbɔ rɑn /
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a handheld, shallow Irish drum with a single goatskin head, played with a stick.
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Origin of bodhran
1965–70; Irish Gaelic bodhrán, from Middle Irish bodrán, from bodar “deafening, deaf”
Words nearby bodhran
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British Dictionary definitions for bodhran
/ (baʊˈrɑːn, ˈboːrɑːn) /
a shallow one-sided drum popular in Irish and Scottish folk music
Word Origin for bodhrán
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