timbrel

noun
tim·​brel | \ ˈtim-brəl How to pronounce timbrel (audio) \

Definition of timbrel

: a small hand drum or tambourine

Other Words from timbrel

timbrelled \ ˈtim-​brəld How to pronounce timbrelled (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of timbrel

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for timbrel

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

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“Timbrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbrel. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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