Music. a drum.
a drum player.
Also called tabaret. a circular frame consisting of two hoops, one fitting within the other, in which cloth is stretched for embroidering.
embroidery done on such a frame.
Furniture. a flexible shutter used as a desk top or in place of a door, composed of a number of closely set wood strips attached to a piece of cloth, the whole sliding in grooves along the sides or at the top and bottom.
Architecture. drum1 (def 10).
Court Tennis. a sloping buttress opposite the penthouse, on the hazard side of the court.
verb (used with or without object)
to embroider on a tambour.
(real tennis) the sloping buttress on one side of the receiver’s end of the court
a small round embroidery frame, consisting of two concentric hoops over which the fabric is stretched while being worked
embroidered work done on such a frame
a sliding door on desks, cabinets, etc, made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing
(architect) a wall that is circular in plan, esp one that supports a dome or one that is surrounded by a colonnade
to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour
noun 1. an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck. noun 1. an instrument with a long neck, four strings, and no frets, used in Indian music to provide a drone
noun, plural tambourins [tam-boo-rinz; French tahn-boo-ran] /ˈtæm bʊ rɪnz; French tɑ̃ bʊˈrɛ̃/ (Show IPA) 1. a long narrow drum of Provence. 2. an old Provençal dance in duple meter, accompanied by a drone bass or by a steady drumbeat. 3. the music for this dance. noun 1. an 18th-century Provençal folk dance 2. a piece […]
noun 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. noun 1. (music) a percussion instrument consisting of a single drumhead of skin stretched over a circular wooden frame […]
- Tambour sound
tambour sound tam·bour sound (tām’bur’, tām-bur’) n. A heart sound, usually the aortic- or pulmonic-valve closure sound when it has a booming and ringing quality like that of a drum.