tambourine

noun tam·bou·rine \ ˌtam-bə-ˈrēn \

Definition of tambourine

:a small drum; especially :a shallow one-headed drum with loose metallic disks at the sides played especially by shaking or striking with the hand

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Origin and Etymology of tambourine

Middle French tambourin, diminutive of tambour


TAMBOURINE Defined for English Language Learners

tambourine

noun

Definition of tambourine for English Language Learners

  • : a small musical instrument that is held in one hand and played by shaking or hitting it with the other hand


TAMBOURINE Defined for Kids

tambourine

noun tam·bou·rine \ ˌtam-bə-ˈrēn \

Definition of tambourine for Students

:a small shallow drum with only one head and loose metal disks around the rim that is played by shaking or hitting with the hand


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