noun \tam-ˈbr-ə\

Definition of TAMBOURA

:  an Asian musical instrument resembling a lute in construction but without frets and used to produce a drone accompaniment to singing

Variants of TAMBOURA

tam·bou·ra or tam·bu·ra \tam-ˈbr-ə\

Origin of TAMBOURA

Persian ṭambūra
First Known Use: 1585

Rhymes with TAMBOURA


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