Definition of pakhawaj in English:

pakhawaj

noun

  • A double-headed drum, used especially in the northern part of India.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Hindi pakhāvaj (earlier as pakhāuj) from Prakrit pakkhāujja drum from Sanskrit pakṣātodya side drum from pakṣa side + ātodya percussion instrument.

Pronunciation

pakhawaj

/pəˈkɑːwʌdʒ//ˈpakəwadʒ/