Tamboura
Tamboura Tam*bour"a, n. 1. (Mus.) A stringed musical instrument resembling a lute but lacking frets, with a small round body and a long neck, used to produce an accompaniment for singing; -- called also {tambur}, {tambour}, and {tampur}. [Also spelled {tambura}.] [PJC]

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  • tamboura — [täm boor′ə] n. 〚Pers ṭambūra〛 a lutelike instrument of India, etc., usually with four strings, used to give a drone or ostinato accompaniment * * * tam·bou·ra or tam·bu·ra (tŭm bo͝orʹə) also tan·bur (tän bo͝orʹ) n. An unfretted lute of India and …   Universalium

  • tamboura — [täm boor′ə] n. [Pers ṭambūra] a lutelike instrument of India, etc., usually with four strings, used to give a drone or ostinato accompaniment …   English World dictionary

  • Tamboura — Tambûr Sommaire 1 Tambûr (Asie Centrale) 1.1 Iran 1.2 Ouzbékistan et Chine 1.3 Afghanistan …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tamboura — UK [tæmˈbʊərə] / US [tæmˈbʊrə] noun [countable] Word forms tamboura : singular tamboura plural tambouras an Asian musical instrument with strings, played like a guitar …   English dictionary

  • tamboura — or tambura noun Etymology: Persian ṭambūra Date: 1585 an Asian musical instrument resembling a lute in construction but without frets and used to produce a drone accompaniment to singing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tamboura — tam|bou|ra [ tæm burə ] noun count an Asian musical instrument with strings, played like a guitar …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tamboura — [tam bʊərə] (also tambura) noun 1》 a long necked lute or mandolin of Balkan countries. 2》 another term for tanpura. Origin C16: from Arab. ṭanbūr or Pers. tunbūra, both from Pers. dunbara, lit. lamb s tail …   English new terms dictionary

  • tamboura — tam·bou·ra …   English syllables

  • tamboura — /tæmˈburə/ (say tam boohruh) noun → tanpura. Also, tambura. {Persian tanbūr} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tamboura — n. Mus. an Indian stringed instrument used as a drone. Etymology: Arab. tanbura …   Useful english dictionary

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