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[tab-rit, tey-brit] /ˈtæb rɪt, ˈteɪ brɪt/
a small tabor.
Obsolete. a person who plays upon this instrument.
Origin of tabret
1350-1400; Middle English taberett, equivalent to taber (variant of tabor) + -ett -et Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Laban says that he would have sent away Jacob and his wives and children, with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with harp.

  • But I have no tabret, so look which you will of these others.

  • The old miracle plays were assisted by performers on the horn, the pipe, the tabret, and the flute—a full orchestra in fact.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • And the harp and the viol, the tabret and pipe, and wine are in their feasts.

    House of Torment Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The tabret was the common accompaniment of the troops of female dancers, whether the occasion were religious or festive.

  • He hath made me a bye-word of the people; and aforetime I was as a tabret.

    Clarissa, Volume 7 Samuel Richardson
  • They usually wander about, singing hymns to a monotonous accompaniment upon a leather instrument called tappai (tabret).

  • tabret and viol jangle harshly in the ears that have rioted in melodies made by fairy harpers.

    Sword and Gown George A. Lawrence
tabret in the Bible

(Heb. toph), a timbrel (q.v.) or tambourine, generally played by women (Gen. 31:27; 1 Sam. 10:5; 18:6). In Job 17:6 the word (Heb. topheth) "tabret" should be, as in the Revised Version, "an open abhorring" (marg., "one in whose face they spit;" lit., "a spitting in the face").

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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