Definitions for: Tambourine


[n] a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides



Webster (1913) Definition: Tam`bour*ine", n.
A South American wild dove (Tympanistria tympanistria),
mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail. Its resonant
note is said to be ventriloquous.


Tam`bour*ine", n. [F. tambourin; cf. It. tamburino.
See Tambour, and cf. Tamborine.]
A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin,
played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a
timbrel.

See Also: drum, membranophone, tympan

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