tantara

[tan-ter-uh, tan-tar-uh, -tahr-uh]

Origin of tantara

1530–40; imitative; compare Latin taratantara
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tantara

noun
  1. a blast, as on a trumpet or horn

Word Origin for tantara

C16: from Latin taratantara, imitative of the sound of the tuba
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