tambourine

Part of speech: noun

An instrument like the head of a drum, with jingles in the rim, played with the hand.

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Usage examples "tambourine":

  1. I was also dressed in a Bohemian dress, and leaned against a pillar and held a tambourine in my hand. - "In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875.", L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone.
  2. However, better wine, drink it how you may, there is none than the wine of these parts, and this reconciling us considerably to our condition, we listened with content to their singing of ditties, which they did very well for such rude fellows, to the music of a guitar and a tambourine. - "A Set of Rogues", Frank Barrett.
  3. The tinkling of a tambourine by and by attracted my wandering attention, and looking into the street just below my balcony I saw a young girl dancing. - "Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten", Marie Corelli.