tamboura

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noun tam·bou·ra \tam-ˈbu̇r-ə\
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tambura

Definition of tamboura

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

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Origin and Etymology of tamboura

Persian ṭambūra


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