Definition of taiko in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtīkō/

noun (plural same or taikos)

A Japanese barrel-shaped drum.
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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Syllabification: tai·ko

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