from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A rude Spanish musical instrument, consisting of an earthen jar the top of which is covered with parchment, through which a stick is inserted.
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- noun A
Spanish percussion instrument, a drumplayed by pulling a rope.
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Experts have determined that there's only one thing more annoying than Chris Martin from Coldplay, and that's Chris Martin from Coldplay dancing the flamenco in a giant sombrero while bibbling about on a zambomba.
In Northern Andalusia you have the _zambomba_, a flower-pot perforated by a hollow reed, which, wetted and rubbed with the finger, gives out
Leam, irresolute what to do, sat in the garden under the shadow of the cut-leaved hornbeam, from the branches of which Pepita used to swing in her hammock, smoking cigarettes and striking her zambomba.
She had only sat still when mamma was asleep, or when she was awake played on the zambomba, or listened to her when she told her of the things of Spain, and made up stories with her dolls that were less edifying than those of Mother Bunch.
Instead, revellers take the opportunity to indulge in some musical frivolity and bang a large traditional bass drum called the zambomba.
They do not go to water; my zambomba makes a noise, and my dolls can be beaten when they are naughty. "