timbrel

[ tim-bruh l ]
/ ˈtɪm brəl /

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

tim·breled, tim·brelled, 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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