- an island in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, one of the Romblon Islands. 265 sq. mi. (686 sq. km).
- a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands.
Origin of tabla
Examples from the Web for tablas
Historical Examples of tablas
Tablas, in the Spanish tables, probably the game of draughts.The Boy's Book of Heroes
Roofs are transverse beams (vigas), which in turn hold small cross branches (savinos) or planks (tablas).The Penitente Moradas of Abiqui
Richard E. Ahlborn
About two leagues from the island of Tablas—or, as it is also called, Osigan—lies the island of Simara.
The island of Donblon lies between Çibuyan and the island of Tablas.
- a musical instrument of India consisting of a pair of drums whose pitches can be varied
Word Origin for tabla
Word Origin and History for tablas
pair of drums used in northern Indian music, 1865, from Hindi, from Arabic tabl "a drum played with the hand."