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Definition of "taiko" [taiko]

  • A traditional drum, beaten by yobidashi to announce the beginning of a tournament, and at the end of each day (noun)
  • A Japanese drum or a performance of several drummers in an ensemble (also called kumi-daiko). (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "taiko" in a sentence
  • "Tsutsumi is different from the other drums because it's held on the shoulder and played with the hand, unlike the larger okawa, which rests on the thigh, or the largest drum of all, called taiko, which sits edgewise on a stand and is struck with fat drumsticks."
  • "Just like the Hongkee movie, this little "taiko" told another student to attack my son (Yes, I was shocked to hear this)."
  • "CONTRIBUTED Odaiko New England, using an authentic Japanese drum known as a "taiko," made music that got the audience on its feet during the Manjiro Festival."
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