The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a Chinese percussion instrument of the kettledrum group, consisting of a metal caldron with a membrane stretched across it. Included in Chinese orchestras, the nukula is usually used in pairs. Two wooden sticks are used to produce its sound.
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