bandurria

[ ban-door-yuh ]
/ bænˈdʊər yə /

noun

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

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Origin of bandurria

From Spanish, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at bandore
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Example sentences 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