[ ban-doo r-yuh ]
/ bænˈdʊər yə /


a Spanish musical instrument of the guitar family with six pairs of double strings.

Nearby words

  1. bandsman,
  2. bandspreading,
  3. bandstand,
  4. bandung,
  5. bandura,
  6. bandwagon,
  7. bandwidth,
  8. bandy,
  9. bandy legs,
  10. bandy-bandy

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for 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|Henry L. Mencken