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tamburitza Line breaks: tam¦bur|itza
Pronunciation: /tamˈbʊrɪtsə/

Definition of tamburitza in English:


A kind of long-necked mandolin played in Croatia and neighbouring countries.
Example sentences
  • There he learned the basics of tamburitza music and Croatian dance, and practiced the Croatian language.
  • The lead instrument, the prima, the smallest of the group of tamburitzas carries the melody.
  • For Croatians living outside of Croatia, the tamburitza was a cultural symbol binding them to their homeland.


Croatian, diminutive of tambura tamboura.

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