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  • n. Plural form of tambourine.


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  • Most English translations, including the NRSV, use the word tambourines in this passage.

    Women with Hand-Drums, Dancing: Bible.

  • Had two fiddles, two tambourines, two banjos, and two sets of bones.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • There were also marimbas, triangles, tambourines, and European instruments that included violins.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • The five-day conference-cum-retreat, whose mission is to give Jews the opportunity to "take one step further on their Jewish journey," will feature more than 1,000 sessions given by some 400 presenters, and close to 2,500 participants/presenters in total -- from elderly gents in walkers arguing about Israel, to teenage girls playing tambourines and drinking "simcha on the beaches," the event's signature cocktail.

    Danna Harman: What I Learned At Limmud

  • There are people playing tambourines, there are jugglers, there is a workshop on how to fix your bike and there is, in the mix, also ferocious political debate.

    Danna Harman: The Sort of Revolution in Puerta del Sol

  • The worshipers, many dressed to the nines in big hats and shimmery fabrics, sang, bobbed their heads, stamped their feet, threw their hands in the air and shook tambourines as a 50-person choir complete with organ, drums and electric guitar rocked the house.

    Margie Goldsmith: The Bucket-List Tour of New York City

  • The three continued in this vein for another verse and chorus, then wound down with the girls slowly shimmering their tambourines instead of banging them on their hands, while their father returned to the tonic chord after an arpeggio up the keyboard.

    I'm So Glad

  • “Sweetie, go get your tambourines,” the man said to his daughter, and she ran to a bench near the door, took out two tambourines, and handed one to her sister.

    I'm So Glad

  • Beneath me, the Manhattan Maniacs shook tambourines and blew trumpets and beat bongo drums.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • He headed for the bathroom, and I turned on the CD player and listened to a mariachi band blow their trumpets and shake their tambourines.

    Miracles, Inc.


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