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tambourine

noun tam·bou·rine \ˌtam-bə-ˈrēn\

: a small musical instrument that is held in one hand and played by shaking or hitting it with the other hand

Full Definition of TAMBOURINE

:  a small drum; especially :  a shallow one-headed drum with loose metallic disks at the sides played especially by shaking or striking with the hand
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Origin of TAMBOURINE

Middle French tambourin, diminutive of tambour
First Known Use: 1579
TAMBOURINE Defined for Kids

tambourine

noun tam·bou·rine \ˌtam-bə-ˈrēn\

Definition of TAMBOURINE for Kids

:  a small shallow drum with only one head and loose metal disks around the rim that is played by shaking or hitting with the hand

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