timbrel

noun

tim·​brel ˈtim-brəl How to pronounce timbrel (audio)
: a small hand drum or tambourine
timbrelled adjective

Word History

Etymology

diminutive of obsolete English timbre small drum, tambourine, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, drum

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of timbrel was circa 1520

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“Timbrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbrel. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

timbrel

noun
tim·​brel ˈtim-brəl How to pronounce timbrel (audio)
: a small hand drum or tambourine

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