tam-tam

See also: tamtam and Tamtam

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

tam-tam (plural tam-tams)

  1. (music) A flat gong (without knob) that is struck with a felt-covered hammer.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

VerbEdit

tam-tam (third-person singular simple present tam-tams, present participle tam-tamming, simple past and past participle tam-tammed)

  1. (intransitive, dated) To beat on a drum.

See alsoEdit


FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoetic. Confer English tom-tom

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /tam.tam/
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NounEdit

tam-tam m (plural tam-tams or tams-tams)

  1. tam-tam

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tam-tam m (invariable)

  1. (music) tam-tam
  2. (music) tom-tom
  3. bush telegraph, grapevine (unofficial news channel)