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Variant of timbal.


(Instruments) a variant spelling of timbal


(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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2001 ; Virant-Doberlet and Cokl, 2004), tymbal (or tymbal-like) systems (Dumortier, 1963), vibration of appendages or wings (Dumortier, 1963; Popper et al.
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.
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.
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.
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).
A couple of the shortlists really catch the eye - it's been another great year for breakthrough acts, and it will be interesting to see whether Tymbal, Ysgol Sul or Fleur de Lys take the best newcomer award.