tambourin

noun

tam·​bou·​rin
ˈtambərə̇n
plural -s
1
a
: a long narrow drum used in Provence
b
: an Egyptian bottle-shaped drum
2
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

Provençal, diminutive of tambour drum, from Arabic ṭanbūr

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“Tambourin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tambourin. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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