bandore

[ ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr ]
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noun
  1. an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.

Origin of bandore

1
First recorded in 1560–70; earlier bandurion, from Spanish bandurria, from Latin pandūra, from Greek pandoûra “three-stringed musical instrument”
  • Also called pan·do·ra [pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh], /pænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/, pan·dore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr], /pænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈpæn dɔr, -doʊr/, pan·dou·ra [pan-door-uh], /pænˈdʊər ə/, pan·dure [pan-jer, pan-door, -dyoor] /ˈpæn dʒər, pænˈdʊər, -ˈdyʊər/ .
  • Also ban·do·ra [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/ .

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How to use bandore in a sentence

  • Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.

    The American Language | Henry L. Mencken

British Dictionary definitions for bandore

bandore

/ (bænˈdɔː, ˈbændɔː) /


noun
  1. a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings: Also called: pandore, pandora

Origin of bandore

1
C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura

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