Tambourine definitions

tăm'bə-rēn'
A percussion instrument consisting of a small drumhead with jingling disks fitted into the rim, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.
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A similar instrument without a drumhead.
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A shallow, single-headed hand drum having jingling metal disks in the rim: it is played by shaking, hitting with the knuckles, etc.
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A percussion instrument consisting of a small, usually wooden, hoop closed on one side with a drum frame and featuring jingling metal disks on the tread; it is usually held in the hand and shaken rhythmically.
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Origin of tambourine

From French tambourin (“little drum"), from tambour (“drum").