Darbuka definition

där-bo͝okə
A goblet- or hourglass-shaped hand drum having a single drumhead, typically held in the lap or under the arm and widely used in Middle Eastern, Balkan, and North African music.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
darbuka
Plural:
darbukas

Origin of darbuka

  • Ultimately (partly via Turkish darbuka) from Arabic darabukka, dirbakka perhaps from Syriac ’ardbakkā

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition