tympan

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tympanum.

Noun[edit]

tympan (plural tympans)

  1. a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed
  2. (music) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end
  3. (architecture) a tympanum

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin tympanum

Noun[edit]

tympan m (plural tympans)

  1. eardrum, tympanum

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