noun, plural tam·bou·rins [tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-boo–ran] /ˈtæm bʊ rɪnz; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/.
- a long narrow drum of Provence.
- an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat.
- the music for this dance.
- an 18th-century Provençal folk dance
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
- a small drum