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tabla

[tah-bluh, tuhb-luh] /ˈtɑ blə, ˈtʌb lə/
noun
1.
a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; earlier tubla < Hindi tablā < Arabic ṭabla, derivative of ṭabl drum
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  • The palms of tabla players danced on their instruments.
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tabla

/ˈtʌblə; ˈtɑːblɑː/
noun
1.
a musical instrument of India consisting of a pair of drums whose pitches can be varied
Word Origin
Hindu, from Arabic tabla drum
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Word Origin and History for tabla
n.

pair of drums used in northern Indian music, 1865, from Hindi, from Arabic tabl "a drum played with the hand."

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