Taiko definition

(sumo) A traditional drum, beaten by yobidashi to announce the beginning of a tournament, and at the end of each day.
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(music) A Japanese drum or a performance of several drummers in an ensemble (also called kumi-daiko).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
taiko
Plural:
taikos

Origin of taiko

  • From Japanese 太鼓 (たいこ taiko), from Middle Chinese 太 (tʰàj "great") + 鼓 ( "drum").

    From Wiktionary