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)



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