[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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  • Indeed, so wary did we become that the twang of the Tambura, from a distance, scared us away and utterly failed to bag us.

    My Reminiscences

    Rabindranath Tagore