taiko

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 太鼓 (たいこ taiko), from Middle Chinese (tʰàj "great") + ( "drum").

Noun[edit]

taiko (plural taikos)

  1. (sumo) A traditional drum, beaten by yobidashi to announce the beginning of a tournament, and at the end of each day
  2. (music) A Japanese drum or a performance of several drummers in an ensemble (also called kumi-daiko).

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