tambourin

noun
tam·​bou·​rin | \ ˈtambərə̇n \
plural -s

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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History and Etymology for tambourin

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 5 Dec. 2020.

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