pakhavaj

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From Hindi पखावज, from Prakrit, from Sanskrit.

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pakhavaj (plural pakhavajs)

  1. (music) An Indian barrel-shaped, two-headed drum, a variant and descendant of the mridang.
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 181:
      We are all season clappers and along with the pakhawaj, we give the beat.