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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tah-bluh, tuhb-luh]
    • /ˈtɑ blə, ˈtʌb lə/
    • /ˈtæb.lə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tah-bluh, tuhb-luh]
    • /ˈtɑ blə, ˈtʌb lə/

Definitions of tabla word

  • noun tabla a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands. 1
  • noun tabla music: Indian drum 1
  • noun tabla a musical instrument of India consisting of a pair of drums whose pitches can be varied 0
  • noun tabla a set of two small drums whose pitch can be varied, used esp. in India and played with the hands 0

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Origin of tabla

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; earlier tubla < Hindi tablā < Arabic ṭabla, derivative of ṭabl drum

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tabla popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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