tambourine

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌtæm.bə.ˈɹiːn/
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  • Hyphenation: tam‧bour‧ine

Etymology[edit]

From French tambourin ‎(little drum), from tambour ‎(drum).

Noun[edit]

tambourine ‎(plural tambourines)

  1. A percussion instrument consisting of a small, usually wooden, hoop closed on one side with a drum frame and featuring jingling metal disks on the tread; it is most often held in the hand and shaken rhythmically; by extension, any frame drum.
  2. A tambourine dove.
    • 2006, Gayle Soucek, Doves (page 78)
      Tambourines are shy birds and do not tame easily.

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Verb[edit]

tambourine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tambouriner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tambouriner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tambouriner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tambouriner
  5. second-person singular imperative of tambouriner