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or tam·bu·ra  (tŭm-bo͝or′ə) also tan·bur (tän-bo͝or′)
Any of various long-necked stringed instruments, plucked or bowed, used in South and Southwest Asia, Southeast Europe, and North and East Africa.

[Ultimately (partially via Hindi Urdu tambūra, Modern Greek tambouras, and Turkish tambur) from Arabic ṭunbūr and Persian tanbūr, a kind of long-necked stringed instrument, both from Middle Persian, a kind of long-necked stringed instrument, perhaps (with metathesis of consonants) from Greek pandoura, three-string lute; see mandolin.]


(Instruments) an instrument with a long neck, four strings, and no frets, used in Indian music to provide a drone
[from Persian tanbūr, from Arabic tunbūr]
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