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tantara

[ tan-ter-uh, tan-tar-uh, -tahr-uh ]
/ ˈtæn tər ə, tænˈtær ə, -ˈtɑr ə /
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noun
a blast of a trumpet or horn.
any similar sound.
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Origin of tantara

1530–40; imitative; compare Latin taratantara
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How to use tantara in a sentence

  • Tantara, the celebrated landscape painter, was a man of ready wit, but he once met his match.

  • The tantara changes to a graceful and yet hilarious dance chorus, “A Morris Dance must you entrance,” sung fortissimo.

  • I love a fellow that's very wicked dearly: methinks there's a spirit in him, there's a sort of tantara-rara; tantara-rara, ah, ah!

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  • Andy alighted, and gave a thundering tantara-ra at the door.

British Dictionary definitions for tantara

tantara
/ (ˈtæntərə, tænˈtɑːrə) /

noun
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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