tambourin

tambourin

[tam-boo-rin; French tahn-boo-ran]
noun, plural tambourins [tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-boo-ran] .
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; < French < Provençal tamborin, diminutive of tambor tambour

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tambourin (ˈtæmbʊrɪn)
 
n
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
 
[C18: from French: a little drum, from tambour]

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