from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unfretted lute of India and Turkey, used as a drone.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of tambura.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Oriental musical instrument of the lute class, closely resembling the guitar or mandolin.
Urdu ṭambūra, from Persian ṭanbūra, from Arabic ṭanbūr; see tambour.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)