mridanga

[ mree-dahng-guh ]
/ mriˈdɑŋ gə /

noun

an ancient drum of India shaped like a long conical barrel with two tuned heads of different sizes.

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Also mri·dan·gam [mree-dahng-guhm]. /mriˈdɑŋ gəm/.

Origin of mridanga

First recorded in 1885–1900

Words nearby mridanga

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Example sentences from the Web for mridanga

  • Showers of marigolds, tinkle of cymbals, lusty blowing of conch shells and beat of the mridanga drum!

    Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda