Found 2 items, similar to tambour.
English → English
n 1: a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering [syn: embroidery frame
, embroidery hoop
2: a drum
English → English
1. (Mus.) A stringed musical instrument resembling a lute but
lacking frets, with a small round body and a long neck,
used to produce an accompaniment for singing; -- called
, and tampur
. [Also spelled
(v[=a]s or v[aum]z; 277), n. [F. vase; cf. Sp. & It.
vaso; fr. L. vas, vasum. Cf. Vascular
1. A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and
anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of
antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a
porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust.
of Portland vase
, under Portland
No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold,
Nor silver vases took the forming mold. --Pope.
(a) A vessel similar to that described in the first
definition above, or the representation of one in a
solid block of stone, or the like, used for an
ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust.
(b) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and
Composite capital; -- called also tambour
Note: Until the time of Walker (1791), vase was made to rhyme
with base,, case, etc., and it is still commonly so
pronounced in the United States. Walker made it to
rhyme with phrase, maze, etc. Of modern English
practice, Mr. A. J. Ellis (1874) says: ``Vase has four
pronunciations in English: v[add]z, which I most
commonly say, is going out of use, v["a]z I hear most
frequently, v[=a]z very rarely, and v[=a]s I only know
from Cull's marking. On the analogy of case, however,
it should be the regular sound.'' One wit has noted
that "a v[aum]z is a v[=a]z that costs more than $100."
--?, suggesting that the latter is considered a
3. (Bot.) The calyx of a plant.