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daf

n. (context music English) A large frame drum, resembling a tambourine, used to accompany popular and classical music in the Middle East.

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Daf

The daf ( Persian: دف daf, Arabic: دُفْ duf, from ) is a large Persian frame drum used in popular and classical music. The frame is usually made of hardwood with many metal ringlets attached, and the membrane is usually goatskin. Daf is mostly used in Arabia, Egypt, the Levant, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Iran, Armenia, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, North Africa and Central Asia, and usually accompanies singers and players of the tanbur, violin, oud, saz and other Middle Eastern instruments. Some dafs are equipped with small cymbals, making them analogous to a large tambourine.

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The Volvo Daf was innocuous, so was the windowless van which purported to belong to a firm of central heating engineers.

The Volvo Daf bounced off the crumpled nearside fender, but the van drove the nose of the limousine round, back into the Volvo.

Daimler - heard the siren, close now, and saw the Volvo Daf pull away quickly.

He had to hold the door of the Daimler - heard the siren, close now, and saw the Volvo Daf pull away quickly.

My darling has the aroma of sweet roses, delicate dafs, all the fair flowers.

Waterford had minimised the delay by conscious effort, and was out of the Daimler, the Parabellum levelling up at the windscreen of the Volvo Daf- it starred, and the face behind it fell away -ducking or dead, he did not care.

Waterford had minimised the delay by conscious effort, and was out of the Daimler, the Parabellum levelling up at the windscreen of the Volvo Daf it starred, and the face behind it fell away -ducking or dead, he did not care.