from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of tamboura.
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- n. In Classical Turkish Music, a long-necked, fretted, plucked lute. Also, various lutes of West and Central Asia.
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The nine-member group creates its mesmerizing music with the help of the tanbur, a traditional Kurdish lute, the daf, a framed drum, as well as Brazilian musical instruments.
Mr. Alimatov was an Uzbek musician, playing the dutar and tanbur, and composer.
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