One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large, barrel-shaped or cylindrical wooden drum, typically two-headed, used in South Asia.
- ‘While dhol and drum machine are still prominent, a synthesized tabla sound is added so that the percussion comprises a wider variety of sounds.’
- ‘The dhol is a north Indian drum made from goatskin, and anybody who has stood next to one will testify to how loud it sounds when played.’
- ‘The rhythmic beats of a drum called a dhol accompany a dance with expansive movements.’
- ‘I have already alluded to the roles of the double-headed dhol and dholki, and to the tumbi; these instruments each produce the loping rhythm which is characteristic of bhangra.’
- ‘Several other musical instruments are used, particularly the dhol, a double-sided drum that is usually hung around the neck and played with sticks, while the dholkit is smaller and played by hand.’
From Hindi ḍhol.
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