Origin of tambourineFrench tambourin: see tambourin
a shallow, single-headed hand drum having jingling metal disks in the rim: it is played by shaking, hitting with the knuckles, etc.
- A percussion instrument consisting of a small drumhead with jingling disks fitted into the rim, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.
- A similar instrument without a drumhead.
Origin of tambourineFrench tambourin small drum from Old French; see tambourin .
- There are songs from such people as Missy Elliot (Lose Control), Gwen Stefani (Hollaback Girl), Beck (Black Tambourine), Fatboy Slim (Gangster Trippin), and Hoobastank (Born To Lead).
- On occasion, an elderly person may want to play a simple instrument, such as a tambourine or a triangle, to the music.
- Add some false eyelashes and a tambourine, and you're all set!
- Hold the tambourine so that the curling ribbon hangs down.
- The Egyptians attributed to it, as well as to the tambourine, the power of dispersing and terrifying evil spirits and more especially the Typhon.