Definition of tambourin in English:

tambourin

Line breaks: tam|bourin
Pronunciation: /ˈtambərɪn
 
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noun

  • 1A long, narrow drum used in Provence.
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    • 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 the tambourin.
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    • 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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