[tan-ter-uh, tan-tar-uh, -tahr-uh]
- a blast of a trumpet or horn.
- any similar sound.
Origin of tantara
1530–40; imitative; compare Latin taratantara
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Examples from the Web for tantara
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.The Standard Light Operas
- a blast, as on a trumpet or horn
C16: from Latin taratantara, imitative of the sound of the tuba