tambourine


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tam·bou·rine

 (tăm′bə-rēn′)
n.
1. A percussion instrument consisting of a small drumhead with jingling disks fitted into the rim, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.
2. A similar instrument without a drumhead.

[French tambourin, small drum, from Old French; see tambourin.]

tambourine

(ˌtæmbəˈriːn)
n
(Instruments) music a percussion instrument consisting of a single drumhead of skin stretched over a circular wooden frame hung with pairs of metal discs that jingle when it is struck or shaken
[C16: from Middle Flemish tamborijn a little drum, from Old French: tambourin]
ˌtambouˈrinist n

tam•bou•rine

(ˌtæm bəˈrin)

n.
a small drum having a circular frame with several pairs of metal jingles attached, played by striking with the knuckles and shaking.
[1570–80; earlier tamboryne < Middle Dutch tamborijn small drum < Middle French tambourin, diminutive of tambour tambour]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tambourine - a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sidestambourine - a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
Translations
دُف، رِق
tamburína
tamburin
tamburiini
baszk dobcsörgõdobtamburin
tambúrína
タンバリン
tamburinas
tamburīns
tamburína

tambourine

[ˌtæmbəˈriːn] Npandereta f

tambourine

[ˌtæmbəˈriːn] ntambourin m

tambourine

nTamburin nt

tambourine

[ˌtæmbəˈriːn] ntamburello

tambourine

(tӕmbəˈriːn) noun
a shallow, one-sided drum with tinkling metal discs in the rim, held in the hand and shaken or beaten.
References in classic literature ?
All around her, all glances were riveted, all mouths open; and, in fact, when she danced thus, to the humming of the Basque tambourine, which her two pure, rounded arms raised above her head, slender, frail and vivacious as a wasp, with her corsage of gold without a fold, her variegated gown puffing out, her bare shoulders, her delicate limbs, which her petticoat revealed at times, her black hair, her eyes of flame, she was a supernatural creature.
On the grim Pequod's forecastle, ye shall ere long see him, beating his tambourine; prelusive of the eternal time, when sent for, to the great quarter-deck on high, he was bid strike in with angels, and beat his tambourine in glory; called a coward here, hailed a hero there!
ye have heard of him before; ye must remember his tambourine on that dramatic midnight, so gloomy-jolly.
Lest the reader should be at any loss to discover the cause of Miss Miggs's deep emotion, it may be whispered apart that, happening to be listening, as her custom sometimes was, when Gabriel and his wife conversed together, she had heard the locksmith's joke relative to the foreign black who played the tambourine, and bursting with the spiteful feelings which the taunt awoke in her fair breast, exploded in the manner we have witnessed.
The corpulent black fiddler, and his friend who plays the tambourine, stamp upon the boarding of the small raised orchestra in which they sit, and play a lively measure.
     And Tambourine was Bones.
Bounderby, like an oriental dancer, put his tambourine on his head.
The young gentleman twisted up his right stilt and patted him on the shoulder, and the young lady rattled her tambourine.
Joe's thimble having played the tambourine upon it, to accompany her last words - I felt fearfully sensible of the great convenience that the Hulks were handy for me.
The ladies were delighted at the idea, and Sadie went to see what she could find, returning in a few moments laden with two different kinds of flutes and a tambourine.
With this Teresa hurried out of the house with the letters, and with the string of beads round her neck, and went along thrumming the letters as if they were a tambourine, and by chance coming across the curate and Samson Carrasco she began capering and saying, "None of us poor now, faith
Snagsby, shaking his head, "I never had an idea of a foreign female, except as being formerly connected with a bunch of brooms and a baby, or at the present time with a tambourine and earrings.