tambourine

See also: tambouriné

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From French tambourin (little drum), from French tambour (drum). Ultimately from Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌtæm.bəˈɹiːn/
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  • Hyphenation: tam‧bour‧ine

NounEdit

tambourine (plural tambourines)

  1. A percussion instrument consisting of a small, usually wooden, hoop closed on one side with a drum frame and featuring jingling metal disks on the tread; it is most often held in the hand and shaken rhythmically; by extension, any frame drum.
  2. A tambourine dove.
    • 2006, Gayle Soucek, Doves (page 78)
      Tambourines are shy birds and do not tame easily.
  3. A kind of Provençal dance.
  4. The music for this dance.

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tambourine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tambouriner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tambouriner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tambouriner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tambouriner
  5. second-person singular imperative of tambouriner