Definition of tanpura in English:
A large four-stringed lute used in Indian music as a drone accompaniment.
- In this trio setting, Singh's amplified tablas are the main focus, punching out loudly over a thin-sounding sarangi and a tanpura drone.
- She studied the vina and the tanpura.
- Instead of the old traditional musical instruments like the tanpura and the tabla, the instruments used in a remix are digital drums and synthesisers, and even the voice of the singer can be and is electronically manipulated.
mid 19th century: variant of tamboura.