Definitions for "Tambourine"
A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel.
Percussion instrument consisting of a small round drum with metal plates inserted in its rim; played by striking or shaking. In this example t is heard prominently at the repeat of the main melody. Example: Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, "Trepak" Real Audio: 28K | 56K | About this album
a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
A South American wild dove (Tympanistria tympanistria), mostly white, with black-tiped wings and tail. Its resonant note is said to be ventriloquous.