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timbrel

[ tim-bruhl ]
/ ˈtɪm brəl /
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noun

a tambourine or similar instrument.

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Origin of timbrel

1490–1500; earlier timbre drum (see timbre) + -el diminutive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM timbrel

timbreled, timbrelled, adjectivetim·brel·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for timbrel

timbrel
/ (ˈtɪmbrəl) /

noun

mainly Bible another word for tambourine

Word Origin for timbrel

C16: from Old French; see timbre
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