Definition of tabor in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈteɪbə


A small drum, especially one used simultaneously by the player of a simple pipe.
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  • Dance bands have varied from the medieval one-man band of pipe and tabor to the small symphony orchestras of Johann Strauss.
  • Musicians will play pipes, tabors and sackbuts, to recreate the music from court and country.
  • They sing a catch, the tune of which Ariel invisibly plays on a tabor and pipe.


Middle English: from Old French tabour 'drum'; perhaps related to Persian tabīra 'drum'. Compare with tambour.

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