- an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
Origin of tambura
< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour)
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- an instrument with a long neck, four strings, and no frets, used in Indian music to provide a drone
from Persian tanbūr, from Arabic tunbūr
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