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n. (context musical instruments English) A type of drum from Punjab


Dhol (, , , , , , ) can refer to any one of a number of similar types of double-headed drum widely used, with regional variations, throughout the Indian subcontinent. Its range of distribution in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan primarily includes northern areas such as the Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Kashmir, Sindh, Assam Valley, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Konkan and Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The range stretches westward as far as eastern Afghanistan. The Punjabi dhol is perhaps best known abroad due to its prominent place in the rhythm of popular Punjabi bhangra music.

Someone who plays the dhol is known as dholi or ''dhuliya '' .

Dhol (film)

Dhol ( Hindi: ढोल; English: Drum) is a 2007 Bollywood comedy film directed by Priyadarshan, and produced under the Percept Picture Company. The film stars Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Arbaaz Khan and Tanushree Dutta in lead roles. The movie is a remake of 1990 Malayalam film In Harihar Nagar written by Siddique-Lal which was already remade in Hindi in 1993 as Parda Hai Parda starring Chunky Pandey. The film released on 21 September 2007, and received mixed response from critics as well as public upon release; however, it was a moderate box office success.

Dhol (Kirat)

Dhol is the drum looking like traditional musical instrument mostly used by Kirat community in eastern Nepal. Its purpose is similar while comparing with other cultures around the world but significantly differs the looks and the process involved in making of it.

Usage examples of "dhol".

The horned demon was sitting astride her chest, crushing her lungs with his bearlike bulk, hammering away at her head with his pounding paws, as rhythmically as a dhol player at a Holi celebration.

Then he heard the dhol of the PFs, the steady four-beat they marched and fought to, based on the traditional four-four beat to which all Arya rituals were conducted by Vedic custom.

The sounds of conchs, elephants, dhol drums, trumpets, flutes, brahmins chanting, people shouting, and children crying with joy all mingled in one enormous cloud of jubilation.

Before that there had been wild enough stories--accounts of mysterious trips to Tibet, the African interior, the Arabian desert, the Amazon valley, Alaska, and certain little-known islands of the South Pacific, plus claims of having read such monstrous and half-fabulous books as the prehistoric Pnakotic fragments and the Dhol chants attributed to malign and non-human Leng--but nothing in all this had been so unmistakably insane as what had cropped out that June evening under the spell of the whisky.