Tablas

Tablas

[tahb-luhs]
noun
an island in the Sibuyan Sea, Philippines, one of the Romblon Islands. 265 sq. mi. (686 sq. km).
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tabla

[tah-bluh, tuhb-luh]
noun
a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands.

Origin:
1860–65; earlier tubla < Hindi tablā < Arabic ṭabla, derivative of ṭabl drum

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tabla (ˈtʌblə, ˈtɑːblɑː)
 
n
a musical instrument of India consisting of a pair of drums whose pitches can be varied
 
[Hindu, from Arabic tabla drum]

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