timbrel

Part of speech: noun

An ancient Hebrew tambourine - like instrument.

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Usage examples "timbrel":

  1. A group of timbril- girls, singing shrilly the songs of the day, called boldly to him as he passed; and one of them, more free and easy than the rest, danced up to him striking her timbrel, and shouting rather than singing the chorus of the then popular ditty, " What care I for pest or plague? - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
  2. The fair equestrian turned away her head at these words; the nobleman watched her a moment, and dropped some coins into the timbrel. - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. On the external frieze are represented in stucco the seven- branched candlestick, David's harp, and Miriam's timbrel. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.