tam-tam

[ tuhm-tuhm, tam-tam ]
/ ˈtʌmˌtʌm, ˈtæmˌtæm /
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noun

a gong with indefinite pitch.

Nearby words

  1. talus,
  2. talweg,
  3. talys,
  4. tam,
  5. tam-o'-shanter,
  6. tamable,
  7. tamagotchi,
  8. tamale,
  9. taman,
  10. tamandu

Origin of tam-tam

First recorded in 1775–85; variant of tom-tom

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British Dictionary definitions for tam-tam

tam-tam

noun

another name for gong (def. 1)

Word Origin for tam-tam

from Hindi: see tom-tom

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