Definition of taiko in English:


Syllabification: tai·ko
Pronunciation: /ˈtīkō

noun (plural same or taikos)

  • A Japanese barrel-shaped drum.
    More example sentences
    • The first thing I started playing was the taiko.
    • TaikOz performs music by Japanese and Australian composers using Japanese taiko and shakuhachi (bamboo flute).
    • Our souls are represented by the music from our taiko,’ explains Masa Ogawa.


late 19th century: Japanese.

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