tambour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tambour (drum), ultimately from Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr).

Noun[edit]

tambour (countable and uncountable, plural tambours)

  1. (obsolete, music) A small shallow drum.
  2. A circular frame for embroidery.
  3. A rich kind of gold and silver embroidery.
  4. Silk or other material embroidered on a tambour.
  5. (architecture) The capital of a Corinthian column.
  6. (military) A work usually in the form of a redan, to enclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade.
  7. (biology) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by a rubber tube and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.
  8. (sports) In real tennis, a buttress-like obstruction in the main wall

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

tambour (third-person singular simple present tambours, present participle tambouring, simple past and past participle tamboured)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To embroider on a tambour (circular frame).

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɑ̃.buʁ/
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Noun[edit]

tambour m (plural tambours)

  1. drum (instrument)
  2. tambour (sports / real tennis)

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Further reading[edit]


Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tambour

Noun[edit]

tambour

  1. drum

References[edit]

  • Baker, Philip & Hookoomsing, Vinesh Y. 1987. Dictionnaire de créole mauricien. Morisyen – English – Français

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French tambour (drum), ultimately from Arabic طُنْبُور(ṭunbūr).

Noun[edit]

tambour m (plural tambours)

  1. (Jersey) drum

Derived terms[edit]


Seychellois Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French tambour

Noun[edit]

tambour

  1. drum

References[edit]

  • Danielle D’Offay et Guy Lionnet, Diksyonner Kreol - Franse / Dictionnaire Créole Seychellois - Français