Translation of tom-tom in Spanish:

tom-tom

tam-tam, n.

Pronunciation /ˈtɑm ˌtɑm//ˈtɒmtɒm/

noun

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    tam-tam masculine
    • The opening song marches back and forth, back and forth on the tom-toms, while guitar chords are smacked awake.
    • He started the concert by drumming with his hands on a tom-tom, eventually progressing to the entire kit.
    • The piece, scored for four percussionists, is played by the group using a big array of gongs, tam-tams, tom-toms, suspended brake drums and so on, but is neither bombastic nor boring.
    • Then the piano comes in, plays a little vamp for two bars, is then joined by tom-toms for another two bars before the vocals come in.
    • Suddenly he kneels down, places the remaining snare, cymbal, and tom-tom on the floor in a cluster, and begins to play his ‘broken’ drums, more interested in the set that he's created than in the one we bought.
    • Each time the teacher beats a tom-tom, a picture of a different animal is shown.
    • One or more floor tom-toms followed and by 1940 the drum kit had reached its present form, though any number of peripheral instruments may be added by the player.
    • She batters her tom-toms at a tempo either ahead of or behind the guitars and vocals.
    • The snare drum takes precedence as the piano enters; tom-toms come in when the sax solo begins.
    • The basic track featured Lennon on acoustic guitar, his vocal and a tom-tom (all recorded onto one track), with Harrison playing a tamboura.
    • There's still no sign of synthesizers, but there are lots of tom-toms.
    • However, every time Rudolph turned his back, the band (in their usual mischievous way) would surreptitiously displace a tom-tom or a speaker, causing Roddy to become increasingly agitated.
    • As for the drummer, suffice it to say he took it to another level with a much bigger kit, flying around the tom-toms and engaging in fierce double-bass song finales.