Definition of tabla noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtæblə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæblə//
; BrE BrE//ˈtʌb//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌb//
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a pair of small drums played with the hands and used in S Asian music, usually to accompany other instruments Word Originfrom Persian and Urdu tablah, Hindi tablā, from Arabic ṭabl ‘drum’.