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tambourin

[tam-boo-rin; French tahn-boo-ran] /ˈtæm bʊ rɪn; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/
noun, plural tambourins
[tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-boo-ran] /ˈtæm bʊ rɪnz; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/ (Show IPA)
1.
a long narrow drum of Provence.
2.
an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat.
3.
the music for this dance.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French < Provençal tamborin, diminutive of tambor tambour
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British Dictionary definitions for tambourin

tambourin

/ˈtæmbʊrɪn/
noun
1.
an 18th-century Provençal folk dance
2.
a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
3.
a small drum
Word Origin
C18: from French: a little drum, from tambour
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