bodhran

or bodh·rán

[baw-rahn]

noun

a handheld, shallow Irish drum with a single goatskin head, played with a stick.

Nearby words

  1. bodh gaya,
  2. bodhi,
  3. bodhi tree,
  4. bodhidharma,
  5. bodhisattva,
  6. bodhrán,
  7. bodice,
  8. bodice ripper,
  9. bodied,
  10. bodiless

Origin of bodhran

1965–70; Irish Gaelic bodhrán, from Middle Irish bodrán, from bodar “deafening, deaf”

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British Dictionary definitions for bodhran

bodhrán

noun

a shallow one-sided drum popular in Irish and Scottish folk music

Word Origin for bodhrán

Irish Gaelic

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