tambura

[ tam-boor-uh ]
/ tæmˈbʊər ə /

noun

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

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

Origin of tambura

<Hindi <Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour)
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Example sentences from the Web for tambura

  • 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