A Balkan stringed instrument similar to a mandolin in shape and sound.
Any of a family of plucked stringed instruments of South Slavic regions, somewhat resembling the mandolin.
Origin of tamburitza
- Serbo-Croatian tamburica diminutive of tambura stringed instrument from Ottoman Turkish ṭambūra from Persian ṭanbūra tamboura
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition