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Variant of tamboura.
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or tam•bou•ra

(tæmˈbʊər ə)

n., pl. -ras.
an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
[1580–90; < Hindi < Arabic ṭanbūr (see tambour)]
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