Definition of dhol in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəʊl/


A large, barrel-shaped or cylindrical wooden drum, typically two-headed, used in South Asia.
Example sentences
  • While dhol and drum machine are still prominent, a synthesized tabla sound is added so that the percussion comprises a wider variety of sounds.
  • 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.
  • The rhythmic beats of a drum called a dhol accompany a dance with expansive movements.


From Hindi ḍhol.

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