The tom-tom was still troubling the morning air, and the crackle of two or three gunshots came down the valley.
It was as though his head had become a tom-tom in the hands of fate.
The accuser rises, and strikes a few discords with a seal-rib on a tom-tom or drum.
I heard the sound of the tom-tom above the wail of the wind.
I can hear their tom-tom things beating furiously, and occasionally they set up a tremendous yell.
The nights are always spent in dancing to the beating of the tom-tom or drum.
Great is the value of the tom-tom, whether it be of pure native origin or constructed from an old Devos patent paraffin oil tin.
In the Congo they are haled by the tom-tom, which is the wireless of the woods.
It was quite an agreeable change from the "tom-tom" of the Indians.
He resorts to his tom-tom, by which he hopes to frighten away the fearful monster.
1690s, "drum" (originally used in India), from Hindi tam-tam, probably of imitative origin (cf. Sinhalese tamat tama and Malay tong-tong).