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ban·dore(băn′dôr′) also ban·do·ra (băn-dôr′ə)
A Renaissance musical instrument resembling a guitar. Also called pandore.
[Portuguese bandurra, from Late Latin pandūra, from Greek pandoura.]
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(Instruments) a 16th-century plucked musical instrument resembling a lute but larger and fitted with seven pairs of metal strings. Also called: pandore or pandora
[C16: from Spanish bandurria, from Late Latin pandūra three-stringed instrument, from Greek pandoura]
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ban•dore(bænˈdɔr, -ˈdoʊr, ˈbæn dɔr, -doʊr)
also ban•do•ra(bænˈdɔr ə, -ˈdoʊr ə)
n., pl. -dores also -do•ras.
an obsolete guitarlike musical instrument.
[1560–70; < Sp bandurria < Latin pandūra < Greek pandoûra]
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