ban·​dore ˈban-ˌdȯr How to pronounce bandore (audio)
variants or bandora
: a bass stringed instrument resembling a guitar

Word History


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

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bandore was in 1566

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Cite this Entry

“Bandore.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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