atabal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish atabal, from Arabic at-tabl the drum, tabala to beat the drum. Compare tymbal.

Noun[edit]

atabal (plural atabals)

  1. A kettledrum; a kind of tabor used by the Moors.
    • George Croly
      The night was wild, the atabal / Scarce echoed on the rampart wall.