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tantara

[tan-ter-uh, tan-tar-uh, -tahr-uh] /ˈtæn tər ə, tænˈtær ə, -ˈtɑr ə/
noun
1.
a blast of a trumpet or horn.
2.
any similar sound.
Origin of tantara
1530-1540
1530-40; imitative; compare Latin taratantara
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  • The tantara changes to a graceful and yet hilarious dance chorus, “A Morris Dance must you entrance,” sung fortissimo.

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British Dictionary definitions for tantara

tantara

/ˈtæntərə; tænˈtɑːrə/
noun
1.
a blast, as on a trumpet or horn
Word Origin
C16: from Latin taratantara, imitative of the sound of the tuba
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