Definitions for tambourineˌtæm bəˈrin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tambourine(noun)

    a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides

Wiktionary

  1. tambourine(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: from tambourin (lit., "little drum"), in turn from tambour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tambourine(noun)

    a small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel

Freebase

  1. tambourine

    The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called "zils". Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, though some variants may not have a head at all. Tambourines are often used with regular percussion sets. They can be mounted, but position is largely down to preference. Tambourines come in many shapes with the most common being circular. It is found in many forms of music: Greek folk music, Italian folk music, classical music, Persian music, gospel music, pop music and rock music.


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