tympano

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian timpano. See tympanum.

Noun[edit]

tympano (plural tympani)

  1. (music) A kettledrum.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mainly used in the plural to denote the kettledrums of an orchestra.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

tympanō

  1. dative singular of tympanum
  2. ablative singular of tympanum