noun tam·bou·rin

Definition of tambourin



  1. 1a :  a long narrow drum used in Provence b :  an Egyptian bottle-shaped drum

  2. 2a :  a lively old Provençal dance originally with tambourin accompaniment b :  music written for or in the quick duple measure of a tambourin dance usually with a drone bass on the tonic or dominant

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Origin and Etymology of tambourin

Provençal, diminutive of tambour drum, from Arabic ṭanbūr

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