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An ancient percussion instrument similar to a tambourine.

[Diminutive of Middle English timbre, drum, from Old French; see timbre.]


(Instruments) chiefly Bible another word for tambourine
[C16: from Old French; see timbre]


(ˈtɪm brəl)

a tambourine or similar instrument.
[1490–1500; earlier timbre drum (see timbre) + -el diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timbrel - small hand drum similar to a tambourinetimbrel - small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end


[ˈtɪmbrəl] Npandereta f
References in classic literature ?
de Chagny that Erik imitated the roar of a lion on a long tabour or timbrel, with an ass's skin at one end.
Snagsby sounds no timbrel in anybody's ears, but holds her purpose quietly, and keeps her counsel.
She is well-pleased with the sound of rattles and of timbrels, with the voice of flutes and the outcry of wolves and bright-eyed lions, with echoing hills and wooded coombes.
They heard, too, the pleasant mingled notes of a variety of instruments, flutes, drums, psalteries, pipes, tabors, and timbrels, and as they drew near they perceived that the trees of a leafy arcade that had been constructed at the entrance of the town were filled with lights unaffected by the wind, for the breeze at the time was so gentle that it had not power to stir the leaves on the trees.
First MOLOCH, horrid King besmear'd with blood Of human sacrifice, and parents tears, Though for the noyse of Drums and Timbrels loud Their childrens cries unheard, that past through fire To his grim Idol.
Praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe.
Firstly, Nyman directs from the piano his twelve piece band - string quartet, guitar plus brass and wind - who provide the rhythmic drive, zest and timbrel variety familiar from his Peter Greenaway movie soundtracks.
The framework for the PS800,000 house was based on a medieval design called timbrel vaulting, seen in the dome roof.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance; Praise Him with stringed instruments and the pipe.
Timbrel JA, Scales MD, Streeter AJ (1981) Studies on hydrazine hepatotoxicit.
echoing up to me from the plain, horns and timbrel, shofar, flute,
In Psalms 81:3 we read, Take up the melody and sound the timbrel, the sweet harp with the lyre.