Definition of Tambourine

1. Noun. A shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides.

Generic synonyms: Drum, Membranophone, Tympan

Definition of Tambourine

1. n. A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel.

2. n. A South American wild dove (Tympanistria tympanistria), mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail. Its resonant note is said to be ventriloquous.

Definition of Tambourine

1. Noun. 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 usually held in the hand and shaken rhythmically. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tambourine

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Medical Definition of Tambourine

1. A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel. Origin: F. Tambourin; cf. It. Tamburino. See Tambour, and cf. Tamborine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tambourine

tambalas
tamber
tambers
tambon
tamborine
tambou
tambouki grass
tambour
tambour sound
tamboura
tambouras
tamboured
tambourer
tambourers
tambourin
tambourine (current term)
tambourinelike
tambourines
tambouring
tambourinist
tambourinists
tambourins
tambours
tambreet
tambur
tambura
tamburas
tamburin
tamburins
tamburitza

Literary usage of Tambourine

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1. Manners and customs of the ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1837)
"THE tambourine. The tambourine was a favourite instrument both on sacred and festive occasions. It was of three kinds, differing, no doubt, in sound as well ..."

2. The Technique of the Modern Orchestra: A Manual of Practical Instrumentation by Charles Marie Widor (1906)
"1:— There are three ways of using it: (1) By striking the parchment with the back of the hand: tambourine. Carmen. 7 P " P y PP * PYP Tra la la Orchestra. ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1876)
"Ancient Egypt, ii, mournings for the dead the tambourine was : es introduced among the Egyptians.and tbe- song" was accompanied by its monotonous .is is ..."

4. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"... (tambourine) hereafter to l:c described. This is a long ami slender drum, which is beaten with one stick; it produces therefore only isolated sounds ..."

5. Music and Musicians by Albert Lavignac (1903)
"... (tambourine) hereafter to l;c described. This is a long and slender drum, which is beaten with one stick; it produces therefore only isolated sounds ..."

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