Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[tam-boo r-uh] /tæmˈbʊər ə/
an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
Also, tamboura, tambur
[tam-boo r] /tæmˈbʊər/ (Show IPA),
tampur, tanbur.
Origin of tambura
< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for tambura
Historical Examples
  • Indeed, so wary did we become that the twang of the tambura, from a distance, scared us away and utterly failed to bag us.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tambura

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tambura

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for tambura