[tam-boo-rin; French tahn-boo-ran]
- a long narrow drum of Provence.
- an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat.
- the music for this dance.
Origin of tambourin
1790–1800; < French < Provençal tamborin, diminutive of tambor tambour
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Examples from the Web for tambourin
She couldna haud a candle to her sister Phemie in tambourin' or in ginger-breid.Erchie
(AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
A troop of proud, joyous Vascons soon arrived, dancing a tambourin.Voltaire's Romances
It was Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois that the student played.Violin Mastery
Frederick H. Martens
After the winding was over, the songs and dances began to the music of a tambourin.Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist
The "Caf de l'Ermitage" is only a recollection, and the "Tambourin" has changed its name and title.Legends
- an 18th-century Provençal folk dance
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
- a small drum
C18: from French: a little drum, from tambour
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