tambourin

noun tam·bou·rin \ ˈtambərə̇n \

Definition of tambourin

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

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Origin and Etymology of tambourin

Provençal, diminutive of tambour drum, from Arabic ṭanbūr


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