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

 

tabla

 noun
noun
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’.