bandore

noun
ban·​dore | \ ˈban-ˌdȯr How to pronounce bandore (audio) \
variants: or bandora \ ban-​ˈdȯr-​ə How to pronounce bandora (audio) \

Definition of bandore

: a bass stringed instrument resembling a guitar

First Known Use of bandore

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bandore

Spanish bandurria or Portuguese bandurra, from Late Latin pandura 3-stringed lute, from Greek pandoura

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