tabour


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ta·bor

also ta·bour  (tā′bər)
n.
A small drum, traditionally played with one hand while playing a pipe with the other.

[ Middle English tabour, from Old French, variant of tambour; see tambour.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tabour - a small drum with one head of soft calfskintabour - a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
References in classic literature ?
de Chagny that Erik imitated the roar of a lion on a long tabour or timbrel, with an ass's skin at one end.
In his notes Manning observes that, for morris dancing, 'The music was always supplied by the pipe and tabour [sic], or, as it was more generally called, the "whittle-and-dub"', adding, with a note of regret, 'I know of no one now living who can play these instruments, and it is to be feared that the traditional style is lost.
Traduite en arabe dialectal par Nadjet Tabour et mise en scene par Elsa Hamnane, cette œuvre a plonge le public, jeudi dernier au soir, dans une profonde reflexion autour des notions de liberte, d'interets, et d'attrait du pouvoir, au cours d'un spectacle tres [beaucoup moins que] emouvant [beaucoup plus grand que] et des acteurs occupant toute la scene.