- a large gong of indefinite pitch, sounded with a soft-headed mallet
- var. of tom-tom
Origin of tam-tamHindi ?am?am, generic term for a tabor, drum, or gong: of echoic origin, originally
A gong having a metal disk struck with a felt-covered hammer or stick used in a gamelan orchestra.
Origin of tam-tamUltimately of imitative origin
Variant of tom-tom