Definition of timbrel in English:

timbrel

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɪmbr(ə)l
 
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noun

archaic
  • A tambourine or similar instrument.
    More example sentences
    • She intently watched their polished movements, sometimes involving switching between instruments - Naomi to the timbrel and Ellen to the oboe, pennywhistle or clarinet.
    • Regular folk festivals are traditional in the villages, when the Gallegos, rigged out in national costume, dance the ‘muneira’ and the ‘pandeira’ to the music of the ‘gaita’ or bagpipes, timbrel and castanets.
    • And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.

Origin

early 16th century: perhaps a diminutive of obsolete timbre, in the same sense, from Old French (see timbre).

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