Definition of tambourin in English:

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tambourin

Pronunciation: /ˈtambo͝orin/ Pronunciation: /taNbo͞oˈraN/

noun

1A long narrow drum used in Provence.
Example sentences
  • The galoubet and tambourin are instruments that symbolise the musical spirit of Provence.
  • Galoubets and tambourins are not only sold in Provence, nor only in France.
  • In April, the festival of the Provence tambourin, organised by the association is an opportunity to witness a great regional gathering of ‘tambourinaires’- the tambourin players.
1.1A dance accompanied by a tambourin.
Example sentences
  • The Tambourin is an example of the lively Provençal dance-type whose mood of lusty, percussive celebration served the composer well in a number of operas.

Origin

French, diminutive of tambour (see tambour).

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Syllabification: tam·bou·rin

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