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.
(music) a percussion instrument consisting of a single drumhead of skin stretched over a circular wooden frame hung with pairs of metal discs that jingle when it is struck or shaken
- 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.
noun 1. a city, in the Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow. noun 1. an industrial city in W Russia: founded in 1636 as a Muscovite fort; a major engineering centre. Pop: 293 000 (2005 est)
noun 1. an Asian musical instrument of the lute family having a small, round body and a long neck.
noun 1. one of a family of mandolinlike stringed instruments of southern Slavic regions.