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tambourin

[ tam-boo-rin; French tahn-boo-ran ]
/ ˈtæm bʊ rɪn; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃ /
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noun, plural tam·bou·rins [tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-boo-ran]. /ˈtæm bʊ rɪnz; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/.
a long narrow drum of Provence.
an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat.
the music for this dance.
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Origin of tambourin

1790–1800; <French <Provençal tamborin, diminutive of tambortambour
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British Dictionary definitions for tambourin

tambourin
/ (ˈtæmbʊrɪn) /

noun
an 18th-century Provençal folk dance
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
a small drum

Word Origin for tambourin

C18: from French: a little drum, from tambour
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