ghatam

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English[edit]

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Ghatam, a musical instument.

Etymology[edit]

Sanskrit घट (ghaṭa)

Noun[edit]

ghatam (plural ghatams)

  1. (music) An earthenware pot used as a percussion instrument in the Carnatic music of South India.
    • 2009 May 1, Nate Chinen, “Bringing Along Friends Who Can Add to the Beat”, New York Times:
      For a stretch, this cohort made additional room for T. H. Vinayakram, an expert on the ghatam, an earthenware pot played with thrummed fingers or open palms.