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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.

 

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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.

 

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