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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.
Origin of tambura
< Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Indeed, so wary did we become that the twang of the tambura, from a distance, scared us away and utterly failed to bag us.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore

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