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[tam-boo r-uh] /tæmˈbʊər ə/
an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
Also, tamboura, tambur
[tam-boo r] /tæmˈbʊər/ (Show IPA),
tampur, tanbur.
< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour) Unabridged
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long-necked lute played under various names from the Balkans to northwestern Asia. Closely resembling the ancient Greek pandoura and the long lutes of ancient Egypt and Babylon, it has a deep, pear-shaped body, a fretted neck, and 2 to 10 double courses of metal strings fastened with front and side tuning pegs without a pegbox.

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