[tam-boo r-uh]


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

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



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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