[ pan-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh ]
/ pænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə /
Also pan·dore [pan-dawr, -dohr, pan-dawr, -dohr] /pænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈpæn dɔr, -doʊr/, pan·dou·ra [pan-doo r-uh] /pænˈdʊər ə/, pandure.
Definition for pandore (2 of 2)
[ ban-dawr, -dohr, ban-dawr, -dohr ]
/ bænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈbæn dɔr, -doʊr /
an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar.
Also ban·do·ra [ban-dawr-uh, -dohr-uh] /bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə/.
Origin of bandore
1560–70; earlier bandurion < Spanish bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra three-stringed musical instrument
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Examples from the Web for pandore
Carruthers threw himself in a chair, and laughed till the dogs Bijou, Bonbon, and Pandore all barked in a furious concert.
British Dictionary definitions for pandore (1 of 4)
/ (ˈpændɔː) /
British Dictionary definitions for pandore (2 of 4)
/ (pænˈdɔːrə) /
a handsome red sea bream, Pagellus erythrinus, of European coastal waters, caught for food in the Mediterranean
a marine bivalve mollusc of the genus Pandora that lives on the surface of sandy shores and has thin equal valves
Word Origin for pandora
British Dictionary definitions for pandore (3 of 4)
Pandore (pænˈdɔː, ˈpændɔː)
/ (pænˈdɔːrə) /
Greek myth the first woman, made out of earth as the gods' revenge on man for obtaining fire from Prometheus. Given a box (Pandora's box) that she was forbidden to open, she disobeyed out of curiosity and released from it all the ills that beset man, leaving only hope within
Word Origin for Pandora
from Greek, literally: all-gifted
British Dictionary definitions for pandore (4 of 4)
/ (bænˈdɔː, ˈbændɔː) /
a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal stringsAlso called: pandore, pandora
Word Origin for bandore
C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura
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