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Variant of timbal.
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(Instruments) a variant spelling of timbal
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(ˈtɪm bəl)

2. Also, tymbal. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada.
[1670–80; < French, Middle French timbale, alter. (by association with cymbale cymbal) of tamballe, itself alter. (by association with tambour drum, tambour) of Sp atabal < Arabic al ṭabl]
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Wilson, "Tymbal morphology and co-occurrence of spartina sap-feeding insects (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)," Great Lakes Entomologist, vol.
Percussion by substrate(s) beating (Dumortier, 1963; Horch, 1975; Popper et al., 2001 ; Virant-Doberlet and Cokl, 2004), tymbal (or tymbal-like) systems (Dumortier, 1963), vibration of appendages or wings (Dumortier, 1963; Popper et al., 2001; Jonsson et al., 2011), passage of fluid such as gas or foam (Abele et al., 1973; Fraser and Nelson, 1982), and cavitation bubble collapse in snapping shrimp (Versluis et al., 2000) are also well known.
Ideally located on the edge of the village and enjoying a close social community feel and the atmosphere of a truly local show, it had something for everyone and although not quite up to the level of Glastonbury, the day ended by showcasing both national and locally successful artists, including Baldande, Castro and Tymbal who were very well received in the huge marquee.
Upcoming events at |Acapela in Pentyrch: June 19, 8pm: Heather Jones & The Gentle good - Gareth Bonello (Tickets: PS7.50/PS10); June 20, 8pm: Rusty Shackle with support from Remembering August (Tickets: PS7.50/PS10/PS12); June 24, 8pm: film screening - Glastonbury Warm Up Gig - The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live soundtrack (Tickets: PS5/PS7.50/PS10); June 27, 8pm: Classical Cafe (Tickets: PS7.50/PS10/PS15); July 11, 8pm: Cymru Unsigned (Tickets: PS5/PS7.50); Estrons, Tymbal and more TBA; July 17, 8pm: Ragsy (The Voice) (Tickets: PS5).
On Thursday at Clwb Canol Dre, Caernarfon, Uumar, Tymbal and Bwncath all perform from 8pm.
the residue of life, from nymph to imago, tracheae and tymbal, rhapsode
The males sing to the females in a mating call created through their tymbal, an abdominal membrane.
A male cicada makes all that noise using special membranes on its abdomen called tymbals. The cicada rapidly contracts and relaxes the muscles attached to the tymbal, which is popped back and forth like the top of an empty soda can, (http://www.gpnc.org/cicadas.htm) according to the Great Plains Nature Center.
Asymmetry of tymbal action and structure in a cicada: a possible role in the production of complex songs.
There may be stridulation, tymbal, and percussional vibration (Claridge 1985; Hoy and Robert 1996; Gogala 2006; Hoch et al.
Yn ymuno a Gai fydd y ddeuawd blues trwm o Gaerfyrddin, Tymbal, a'r faledwraig swynol o Faldwyn, Nia Morgan.
Within Purana, Qurana looks more allied to the Purana carmente species group proposed by Schouten & Duffels (2002) in having male tymbal covers each with a striking black mark and the forewing with the bases of apical cells 2 and 3 not being infuscated (Schouten & Duffels 2002; Lee 2009).