Tamburitza definition

tăm-bo͝orĭt-sə, tămbə-rĭtsə
A Balkan stringed instrument similar to a mandolin in shape and sound.
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Any of a family of plucked stringed instruments of South Slavic regions, somewhat resembling the mandolin.
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(music) Any of a number of different types of long-necked lutes found in the Balkans.
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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