timpani

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Borrowing from Italian timpani, plural of timpano ‎(drum), from Latin tympanum ‎(drum), from Ancient Greek τύμπανον ‎(túmpanon), from τύπτω ‎(túptō, I strike, I hit).

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timpani ‎(usually uncountable, plural timpanis)

  1. (plural only, music) The set of precision kettledrums in an orchestra.

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timpani m

  1. plural of timpano

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