an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
Also, tamboura, tambur [tam-boor] , tampur, tanbur.

< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour)

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tamboura (tæmˈbʊərə)
an instrument with a long neck, four strings, and no frets, used in Indian music to provide a drone
[from Persian tanbūr, from Arabic tunbūr]

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