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tim·pa·ni

also tym·pa·ni  (tĭm′pə-nē)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
A set of tunable kettledrums typically used in the percussion section of a symphony orchestra.

[Italian, pl. of timpano, kettledrum, from Latin tympanum, drum; see tympanum.]

timpani

(ˈtɪmpənɪ) or

tympani

pl n
(Instruments) (sometimes functioning as singular) a set of kettledrums, two or more in number. Often (informal) shortened to: timps
[from Italian, pl of timpano kettledrum, from Latin: tympanum]
ˈtimpanist, ˈtympanist n

tim•pa•ni

or tym•pa•ni

(ˈtɪm pə ni)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a set of kettledrums.
[1735–45; < Italian, pl. of timpano kettledrum < Latin tympanum < Greek týmpanon]
tim′pa•nist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.timpani - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on ittimpani - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Translations
üstdob
trống định âm

timpani

[ˈtɪmpənɪ] NPL (Mus) → tímpanos mpl, timbales mpl

timpani

[ˈtɪmpəni] npltimbales fpl

timpani

pl (Mus) → Timpani pl, → Kesselpauken pl

timpani

[ˈtɪmpənɪ] npl (Mus) → timpani mpl
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