[ban-doo r-yuh]

Origin of bandurria

From Spanish, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at bandore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bandurria

Historical Examples of bandurria

  • Bandurria; Spanish, eighteenth century; played with a plectrum usually made of tortoise-shell.

  • Three men were sitting on the doorstep of a house, two playing guitars, one playing the bandurria.

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

    The American Language

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