from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long, narrow, two-headed drum used in Provence.
  • n. One who plays this drum.
  • n. A style of dance in lively two-beat rhythm, accompanied by this drum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of tambourine (percussion instrument)
  • n. An old lively Provençal dance, common on the stage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tambourine.
  • n. An old Provençal dance of a lively character, common on the stage.


Provençal tambourin, from Old French, diminutive of tambour, tambour; see tambour.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)



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