noun, plural tam·bou·rins [tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-booran] /ˈtæm bʊ rɪnz; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/.

  1. a long narrow drum of Provence.
  2. an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat.
  3. the music for this dance.


  1. an 18th-century Provençal folk dance
  2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance
  3. a small drum

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