Definitions for tambourineˌtæm bəˈrin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small drum having a circular frame with several pairs of metal jingles attached, played by striking with the knuckles and shaking.
Category: Music and Dance
Origin of tambourine:
1570–80; earlier tamboryne < MD tamborijn small drum < MF tambourin, dim. of tambourtambour
a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
a percussion instrument consisting of a small, usually wooden, hoop closed on one side with a drum frame and featuring jingling metal disks on the tread; it is usually held in the hand and shaken rhythmically.
Origin: from tambourin (lit., "little drum"), in turn from tambour.
a small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel
Translations for tambourine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a shallow, one-sided drum with tinkling metal discs in the rim, held in the hand and shaken or beaten.
- دُف، رِقArabic
- tamborimPortuguese (BR)
- das TambourinGerman
- tambour de basqueFrench
- dugoljast bubanjCroatian
- tamburin, baszk dob, csörgődobHungarian
- 鈴鼓Chinese (Trad.)
- trống lục lạcVietnamese
- 铃鼓，小手鼓Chinese (Simp.)
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