Definition of Tambura

1. Noun. A type of stringed instrument found throughout the world, similar to a lute. ¹

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Definition of Tambura

1. a stringed instrument [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tambura

tambouras
tamboured
tambourer
tambourers
tambourin
tambourine
tambourinelike
tambourines
tambouring
tambourinist
tambourinists
tambourins
tambours
tambreet
tambur
tambura (current term)
tamburas
tamburin
tamburins
tamburitza
tamburs
tame
tameable
tameableness
tamed
tamed iodine
tamein
tameins
tameless
tamelessness

Literary usage of Tambura

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1. A History of Music by John Frederick Rowbotham (1887)
"the Violin, for unlike the Larger tambura it is not plucked by the fingers, but played by a bow, and the bow is so like the Little tambura itself there is ..."

2. Our Sudan: Its Pyramids and Progress by John Ward (1905)
"tambura led the way to his own enclosure, in the outer court of which were ... tambura, after giving me tea, left me, having told me he had put his cook at ..."

3. Across Widest Africa: An Account of the Country and People of Eastern by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1907)
"tambura was impudent that day, and openly said that I was at their mercy and ... tambura fell off his chair with fright and his soldiers dashed away in ..."

4. Across Widest Africa: An Account of the Country and People of Eastern by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1907)
"tambura was impudent that day, and openly said that I was at their mercy and ... tambura fell off his chair with fright and his soldiers dashed away in ..."

5. Across Widest Africa: An Account of the Country and People of Eastern by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1907)
"tambura was impudent that day, and openly said that I was at their mercy and ... tambura fell off his chair with fright and his soldiers dashed away in ..."

6. The Dance of Śiva: Fourteen Indian Essays by Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy (1918)
"The tambura is of the lute tribe, but without frets: the four very long ... The tambura must not be regarded as a solo instrument, nor as an object of ..."

7. Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy Including Florence, Lucca, Tuscany by John Murray (Firm) (1889)
"and the Monte tambura by way of Gronda, to which a carriage from the Stat. at Massa may be had for 10 frs. (2 hrs.); but the road following the ..."

8. The Life and Teachings of Keshub Chunder Sen by Protap Chunder Mozoomdar (1887)
"One night, some time after he had gone to bed, he quietly got up, fetched down the tambura from its lofty perch, and began deliberately to pull out the ..."

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