Definition of tandoor in English:

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Pronunciation: /tanˈdo͝or/ /tän-/


A clay oven of a type used originally in northern India and Pakistan.
Example sentences
  • The restaurant also has a tandoor in their kitchen, which allows the chiefs to make Indian style barbecue of various flavours.
  • Since breads play a major role in Indian cuisine, the restaurant imported mud from specific regions of India to make the tandoor, influencing the taste to some extent.
  • The Blonde had the doracha seekh, a combination of chicken and crab flakes chargrilled in the tandoor oven and served with a piquant mango and avocado chutney, at £7.50.


From Urdu tandūr, from Persian tanūr, based on Arabic tannūr 'oven'.

Words that rhyme with tandoor


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Syllabification: tan·door

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