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n. A large double-headed drum, played with mallets.


Tupan can mean several things:

  • Another spelling of tapan, a drum used in Balkan and Turkish music. See davul.
  • The provincial governor in some areas of China in the first half of the 20th century.
  • Tupã, the thunder god of the Tupi and Guaraní people of Brazil.
  • A volcano on Io, a moon of Jupiter, named after the god.

Usage examples of "tupan".

Troy protested, thinking of his own lost tupan that had grazed so and might have run from a buzzing flitter in the same pattern.

Tupan and the others, first to the base camp, then, even after Tupan turned him away and flew off, here to where we all agreed to meet!