(Drum; Musical instruments) In a dream, a tambourine means adversities, pain and sufferings. It also means fame for the one carrying it.
If a girl dancer carries it in the dream, it means that she may win a lottery, or acquire a publicly known fortune.
The sound of a tambourine in a dream represents a recognized and a baseless fallacy. Seeing a man carrying a tambourine means fame for him and for whoever accompanies him in the dream.
A woman carrying the tambourine in a dream also means that she will become famous, or it could indicates a new social trend. In general, when musical instruments are used in one’s dream, playing them in a festival, a wedding, or in any type of celebration means trials. (Also see Musical instruments)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- As human beings we need rhythm in our lives. Dreaming of a tambourine, or any such musical instrument, allows us to be in contact with our own basic rhythms.
2- The tambourine can indicate that we have some control over the rhythm and noise in our lives. Particularly if we arc playing the tambourine in a group, we are accepting our ability to participate effectively in life.
3- Traditionally, noise was used to summon or ward off evil spirits.
The tambourine is one such instrument.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you play a tambourine, you are going to be held accountable for your actions . . . and are not too happy at the prospects! If you watch someone else playing a tambourine, you will be in a position to call someone to account for their actions.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary