Definition of tambourin
1a : a long narrow drum used in Provence b : an Egyptian bottle-shaped drum
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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