from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of tamboura.

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  • n. A type of stringed instrument found throughout the world, similar to a lute.


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Hindi तम्पूरा, from Arabic طنبور (ṭunbūr, "drum, cylinder").


  • So have I in a couple of places -- now it's a still of Tabu as Ashima playing a tambura in Namesake.

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  • When the supporters singing it, the narrator moves the hand karcheif along with andelu, with the other hand playing tambura and makes a dance with the rhythmic sound of legbells and moves around all over the stage.

    Untouchable Spring .... అంటరాని వసంతం

  • One prime narrator of the story with tambura, three andelu, gajjelu , and one karcheif and two supporters with gummeta/ dimkee.

    Untouchable Spring .... అంటరాని వసంతం

  • The congregation begin to make themselves comfortable in their seats, and Trudie and I try to follow suit, dozing to the pleasant cadences of guitars strummed in major keys and the easy rhythm of a tambura.

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  • She could boogie all night to just a drum and a tambura.

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  • The high-spirited Next Time We Take Your Instruments recalled the threat made to a busking Räfven by German police; a fierce tambura lute-intro on Stortrappen dovetailed with trombone and twanging double bass.

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  • We play Jerry King auctioneering and Bob fades in the drone of an electric tambura

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  • The long-necked tanpura - or tambura, as it is also known - is always in the background of Indian classical music.

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  • Featuring Harrison's flourishes of sitar and tambura with Starr's performance on the maracas, the track also includes lush arrangements of choir and strings by Phil Spector that adds an atmospheric texture to the track.

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  • God Is Good (Drag City), is A.os's first; it was recorded at Electrical A.dio by Steve A.bini and includes guest appearances by Lorraine Rath on flute and Chicago's own Robert A.A. Lowe, aka Lichens, who adds tambura to the sexy trance-out of the 19-minute opening track, "Thebes."

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