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Chimta literally means tongs. Over time it has evolved into a traditional percussion instrument of South Asia by the permanent addition of small brass jingles. This instrument is often used in popular Punjabi folk songs, Bhangra music and the Sikh religious music known as Gurbani Kirtan.

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Google previewThe Music and Musical Instruments of North Eastern India (2003)

by Dilip Ranjan Barthakur

The Chimta is a pair of tongs to which are attached shaking platelets.

Google previewPrashad (1986)

Cooking with Indian Masters by J. Inder Singh Kalra, Pradeep Das Gupta

Chimta is a tong. Tawa or griddle is slightly concave and is used for making ...

Google previewAghor Medicine (2008)

Pollution, Death, and Healing in Northern India by Ron Barrett

The chimta is a scabbardlike metal tool that looks like a spike with a ring on its end. Literally, the word describes a pair of metal fire tongs, but clearly the Nagas have other uses for it. They place a chimta in the ground wherever they establish a dhuni. 5. Despite the power of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sikhism (over 1000 Entries) (2000)

by H. S. Singha

CHIMTA : Chimta is tong-shaped percussion instrument. It has five pairs of ...

Google previewA Romanized Hindūstāni and English Dictionary (1864)

Designed for the Use of Schools ... by Nathaniel Brice

Chimta, 8. m. tongs, forceps or pincers, a pair of nipper8. Chimtana, v. n. to adhere, to cling to. ' Chimtha, adj. elastic, tough.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

Chimta : A percussion instrument from India. It consists of a long strip with jingles Chimurenga : Popular style of music from the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Also called mbira-based music, one of the best examples of this sound is the music of Thomas Mapfumo. Ch'in : Long narrow Chinese zither with very smooth top surface. Traditionally the most honored of Chinese instruments Chin chin : Chinese 4 string banjo with aluminum body Chinese block : Percussion instrument made from ...

Google previewThe Percussionist's Dictionary

Translations, Descriptions, and Photographs of Percussion Instruments from Around the World by Joseph Adato, George Judy

Chimta Courtesy of Dr. T. Temple Tuttle 28. Chinese. 46.

Google previewAn English and Oordoo Dictionary, in Roman Characters (1845)

With the Accentuation of the Oordoo Words, Calculated to Facilitate Their Pronunciation by Europeans by Joseph T. Thompson

chimta, mochéena Fórcible, . a. muzbóot, kuwee; (energetic) mutéen Fórcibly, ad. zuburdästee, jubrun, zor-seh, zoolm-seh Ford, s. pae-ab, thah: v. pae-ab jana Fórdable, a. pae- abee, oothla Fore, a. ugla, uvvul, puhla, ugwa Forebøde, v. agáhee dena, peshkhūbree k. agum kuhna Forebőding, a. agum, agãhee Forecast, v. pesh- bundee k, doorundéshee k. tudbéer k. Fórefather, s. judd, boozóorg, bura, poorkha Fóre-finger, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Percussion (2013)

by John H. Beck

Galvanized electric tubes, toy snare drum, manufactured logdrum, steel drum, chimta, puili Figure 2.32 Button gong, metal plate, Tibetan cymbals, bamboofish scales and metal wind chimes, ship's bell, camel bell, saran bells Figure 2.33 Plastic hose, wine bottle, clock chime, boat whistle, ratchet, sistrum, sleigh bells, taxi horn, bicycle horn, coconut shells and marble slab ...

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2017)

The World's Music: General Perspectives and Reference Tools by Ruth M. Stone

cim (Also chimta.) Two flat iron bars joined at one end with metal ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Constitution (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Chimta, (26) Kopri Khurd, ...

Google previewA Romanized Hindūstānī and English Dictionary (1880)

by Nathaniel Brice

CHIMTA, s. m. tongs, forceps or pincers, a pair of nippers. CHIMTANA , v. n. to adhere, to cling to. CHIMTHA, ail). elastic, tough. CHIMTI KXTNA, v. a. to pinch.

Google previewAn English and Oordoo School Dictionary, in Roman Characters: with the Accentuation of the Oordoo Words Calculated to Facilitate Their Pronunciation by Europeans (1841)

by Joseph T. Thompson

chimta, mochéena Forcible, ...

Google previewA Dictionary for the Modern Percussionist and Drummer (2017)

by James A. Strain

See chimta. metal log drum. See lujon. metal maracas. For maracas from India, see jhanjhana. For maracas from Mexico, see Aztec maracas. metal marimba. An early name for the vibraphone. metal pipe. A section of iron or steel pipe, the length of which determines the relative pitch. Struck with a metal hammer or brass mallet, these are often arranged with several pipes of graduated lengths. metal plate. A flat plate of iron or resonant metal, struck with a hammer or heavy beater.

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1897)

A Dictionary of Cultivated Plants, Etc by Thomas William Saunders

CHIMTA. Chinese Azalea (Azalea sinensis) — see Azalea. Chinese Box-tree ( Buxus chinensis)— see Buxus. Chinese Cherry (Cerasus serrulata) — sec Cerasus. Chinese Crab (Pyrus spectabilis)—see Pyrus. Chinese Dwarf Privet ( Ligustrum sinense nanum) — see Ligustrum. Chinese Elm (Ulmus campestris var . chinensis) — see Ulmus. Chinese Fringed Primrose (Primula sinensis fimbriatu) — see Primula. Chinese Holly (Ilex chinensis) — see Ilex. Chinese Honey- Locust-tree ...

Google previewThe Popular Dictionary in English and Hindustani and Hindustani and English (1881)

With a Number of Useful Tables by Thomas Craven

Chimta, n. tongs, forceps, pincers. Chimténa, u. z. to adhere, to cling to. Chimti urns, 0 t. io pinch. CEB- CHIBAHA1' Chin, n. scream; the chirp of young' birds. Chinak-bai, rheumatic pains. [be riled.

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