Definition of tamburitza in English:

tamburitza

noun

  • A kind of long-necked mandolin played in Croatia and neighboring countries.

    • ‘There he learned the basics of tamburitza music and Croatian dance, and practiced the Croatian language.’
    • ‘Its not always going to have the same characteristics - Croatian music I've heard sounds very Western (Om Pa Pa) - almost Italian with its mandolin-like tamburitzas, while Bulgarian can sound very foreign to Westerners.’
    • ‘For Croatians living outside of Croatia, the tamburitza was a cultural symbol binding them to their homeland.’
    • ‘The lead instrument, the prima, the smallest of the group of tamburitzas carries the melody.’
    • ‘This type of band takes its name from a family of lute-like stringed instruments called tamburitzas which come in different sizes, shapes and numbers of strings.’

Origin

Croatian, diminutive of tambura tamboura.

Pronunciation:

tamburitza

/tamˈbo͝oritsə//ˌtambəˈritsə/