a lutelike instrument of India, etc., usually with four strings, used to give a drone or ostinato accompaniment
Origin of tambouraPersian ?amb?ra
or tam·bu·ra also tan·bur
An unfretted lute of India and Turkey, used as a drone.
Origin of tambouraUrdu &tlowdot;amb&umacron;ra, from Persian &tlowdot;anb&umacron;ra, from Arabic &tlowdot;anb&umacron;r; see tambour.