from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A game of lawn-tennis played with tambourines or parchment-covered rackets resembling battledores.


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  • The ensemble currently features seven musicians and a dancer playing a vast array of instruments, including an accordion, a five-string battente beating guitar, and a frame drum called a tamburello , the central rhythmic device driving this ecstatic music.

    The New Yorker

  • The boys from the studios and shops also play in the streets a sort of mongrel game called _Pillotta_, beating a small ball back and forth, with a round bat, shaped like a small _tamburello_ and covered with parchment.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 28, February, 1860

  • If Lewis is released from prison, he will be forced to register as a sex offender, provide a DNA sample and stay away from a computer with Internet access until his death. tamburello

    New Orleans Saints Central


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