\kˈɛtə͡ldɹəm], \kˈɛtəldɹəm], \k_ˈɛ_t_əl_d_ɹ_ə_m]\
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Daniel Lyons
A musical instrument, consisting of a brass hemispherical shell, with a parchment head; formerly used by mounted troops, now chiefly in orchestras.
A ladies informal afternoon party; so named from parties in India, where drumheads served for tables.
By James Champlin Fernald
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- This term applies to the precise value of property upon which taxes need be paid.