tambura

[ tam-boo r-uh ]
/ tæmˈbʊər ə /

noun

an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.

Nearby words

  1. tambour sound,
  2. tamboura,
  3. tambourin,
  4. tambourine,
  5. tambov,
  6. tamburitza,
  7. tamburlaine,
  8. tame,
  9. tameable,
  10. tameless

Also tam·bou·ra, tam·bur [tam-boo r] /tæmˈbʊər/, tampur, tanbur.

Origin of tambura

< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour)

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British Dictionary definitions for tamboura

tamboura

/ (tæmˈbʊərə) /

noun

an instrument with a long neck, four strings, and no frets, used in Indian music to provide a drone

Word Origin for tamboura

from Persian tanbūr, from Arabic tunbūr

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