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Meaning of tambourine

tam•bou•rine

Pronunciation: (tam"bu-rēn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a small drum consisting of a circular frame with a skin stretched over it and several pairs of metal jingles attached to the frame, played by striking with the knuckles, shaking, and the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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