Definition of tamburitza in English:

tamburitza

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

noun

  • A kind of long-necked mandolin played in Croatia and neighbouring countries.
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    • 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.

Origin

Croatian, diminutive of tambura tamboura.

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