[ tan-ter-uh, tan-tar-uh, -tahr-uh ]
/ ˈtæn tər ə, tænˈtær ə, -ˈtɑr ə /
a blast of a trumpet or horn.
any similar sound.
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Origin of tantara
1530–40; imitative; compare Latin taratantara
Words nearby tantara
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Example sentences from the Web for tantara
The tantara changes to a graceful and yet hilarious dance chorus, “A Morris Dance must you entrance,” sung fortissimo.The Standard Light Operas|George Upton
Tantara, the celebrated landscape painter, was a man of ready wit, but he once met his match.
British Dictionary definitions for tantara
/ (ˈtæntərə, tænˈtɑːrə) /
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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