Tabla meaning

tä'blə, tŭb'lə
A small hand drum of northern India.
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A pair of drums, differing in size and tone, played together.
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A set of two small drums whose pitch can be varied, used esp. in India and played with the hands.
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(music) A pair of tuned hand drums; used in various musical genres of the Indian subcontinent, that are similar to bongos.
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Origin of tabla

Hindi tablā from Arabic ṭabla from Aramaic ṭabl drum perhaps of Persian origin Middle Persian tumbag drum