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  • Bandore — Ban dore, n. [Sp. bandurria, fr. L. pandura, pandurium, a musical instrument of three strings, fr. Gr. pandoy^ra a three stringed musical instrument. Cf. {Pandore}, {Banjo}, {Mandolin}.] A musical stringed instrument, similar in form to a guitar; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bandore — [ban dôr′, ban′dôr΄] n. [Sp bandurria < LL pandura < Gr pandoura, three stringed instrument] an ancient musical instrument somewhat like a guitar …   English World dictionary

  • bandore — or bandora noun Etymology: Spanish bandurria or Portuguese bandurra, from Late Latin pandura 3 stringed lute, from Greek pandoura Date: 1566 a bass stringed instrument resembling a guitar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bandore — /ban dawr , dohr , ban dawr, dohr/, n. an obsolete musical instrument resembling the guitar. Also, bandora /ban dawr euh, dohr euh/. Also called pandora, pandore, pandoura, pandure. [1560 70; earlier bandurion < Sp bandurria < L pandura < Gk… …   Universalium

  • bandore — n. bass stringed instrument that resembles the guitar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bandore — ban·dore …   English syllables

  • bandore — ban•dore [[t]bænˈdɔr, ˈdoʊr, ˈbæn dɔr, doʊr[/t]] also ban•do•ra [[t]bænˈdɔr ə, ˈdoʊr ə[/t]] n. pl. dores also do•ras mad an obsolete guitarlike musical instrument • Etymology: 1560–70; < Sp bandurria < L pandūra < Gk pandoûra …   From formal English to slang

  • bandore — /bænˈdɔ/ (say ban daw), /ˈbændɔ/ (say bandaw) noun an old musical stringed instrument resembling the lute or the guitar. {Spanish bandurria, variant of pandora, from Late Latin pandūra, from Greek pandoura, musical instrument with three strings} …  

  • bandore —   n. ancient lute like musical instrument.    ♦ bandurria, n. Spanish instrument of same type …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • banjo — [18] The origins of banjo are uncertain, but its likeliest source seems to be bandore, the name of a 16th century stringed instrument similar to the lute. It has been argued that in the speech of Southern US blacks, amongst whom the banjo… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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