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bandurria

[ban-doo r-yuh] /bænˈdʊər yə/
noun
1.
a Spanish musical instrument of the guitar family with six pairs of double strings.
Origin of bandurria
1835-1845
1835-45; < Spanish; see bandore
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  • bandurria; Spanish, eighteenth century; played with a plectrum usually made of tortoise-shell.

  • Three men were sitting on the doorstep of a house, two playing guitars, one playing the bandurria.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken

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