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timbrel

[tim-bruh l] /ˈtɪm brəl/
noun
1.
a tambourine or similar instrument.
Origin of timbrel
1490-1500
1490-1500; earlier timbre drum (see timbre) + -el diminutive suffix
Related forms
timbreled, timbrelled, adjective
timbrelist, noun
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timbrel

/ˈtɪmbrəl/
noun
1.
(mainly Bible) another word for tambourine
Word Origin
C16: from Old French; see timbre
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n.

"percussive Middle Eastern instrument," c.1500, diminutive of timbre (q.v.) in its older French sense of "drum." Used in Bible translations, chiefly to render Hebrew toph, cognate with Arabic duff "drum," of imitative origin.

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