Definition of tom-tom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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  1. 1 a medium-sized drum that may be part of a drum kit
  2. 2 a drum, often played with the hands, especially in Asian or Native American cultures
  3. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Hindi ṭam ṭam, Telugu ṭamaṭama, of imitative origin.