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a Spanish musical instrument of the guitar family with six pairs of double strings.
Historical Examples

bandurria; Spanish, eighteenth century; played with a plectrum usually made of tortoise-shell.
Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) Carl Engel

Three men were sitting on the doorstep of a house, two playing guitars, one playing the bandurria.
Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon

Banjo seems to be derived from bandore or bandurria, modern French and Spanish forms of tambour, respectively.
The American Language Henry L. Mencken


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