how to pronounce tambourine


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the above transcription of tambourine is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

tambourine is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of tambourine in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… bongo a tambourine that he used in …”

meanings of tambourine


  1. A tambourine dove.
  2. 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 most often held in the hand and shaken rhythmically; by extension, any frame drum.
  3. The music for this dance.
  4. A kind of Provençal dance.

tambourine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tambourine occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tambourine can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tambourine can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to tambourine


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