Definitions

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  • n. An early form of lute, that gave rise to the mandolin
  • n. Alternative spelling of mandor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of four-stringed lute.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as mandola.

Etymologies

from French mandore (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The maiden continued to strike the strings of the mandore, and sang more and more softly the refrain of her song.

    The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 The Romance of a Mummy and Egypt

  • The priest's daughter took down the mandore, drew near the couch on which Poëri was stretched, leaned the head of the lute against the wooden bed-head hollowed out in the shape of a half-moon, stretched her arm to the end of the handle of the instrument, the body of which was pressed against her beating heart, let her hand flutter along the strings, and struck a few chords.

    The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 The Romance of a Mummy and Egypt

  • The shrew-mouse had the rest of the day to dance, play, and amuse himself, listen to the roundelays and ballads which the poets composed in his honour, play the lute and the mandore, make acrostics, eat, drink and be merry.

    Droll Stories — Volume 2

  • As usual UMNO sent their ASP police Indian mandore to talk to us so that any quarrel, arrest or arguments would as usual become an Indian and Indian affair as UMNO had successfully been doing in the last 53 years.

    SARA - Southeast Asian RSS Aggregator

  • Estate workers homes: PKR S'gor mandore pushes buck to NUPW (refer MN 9/12/09 page 18).

    Malaysiakini :: News

  • Suhakam Indian mandore clears prison murder | s. jayathas

    Malaysiakini :: News

  • Anwar's PKR Kedah Indian mandore abetting hindu crematorium demolishment.

    Malaysiakini :: News

  • SPM 12 subjects: UMNO pushes to powerless MIC mandore cabinet minister.

    Malaysiakini :: News

  • Evidence wiped out: Murder in Air Molek Prison of Indian youth (22) by UMNO's number one Indian mandore party chief and police S.ecial Branch (S. B)

    Malaysiakini :: News

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