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Variant of timpani.


pl n
(Instruments) a variant spelling of timpani


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.
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Noun1.tympani - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on ittympani - 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
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The mass was completely excised with a laser, with preservation of the chorda tympani nerve and ossicular chain.
The sinus tympani is thoroughly observed for cholesteatoma to avoid recurrence using an otoendoscope.
Structures of middle ear like chorda tympani nerve, handle of malleus, opening of Eustachian tube, Promontory, Pyramids with tendon of stapedius muscle, facial recess, sinus tympani, ponticulus subiculum and round window were examined.
One of the program's highlights will be Rutter's "Gloria," which will be accompanied by brass, tympani, percussion and organ.
12] Other areas of erosion include the tegmen tympani, the bony plate covering the sigmoid sinus, the squama of the temporal bone and rarely the vestibular labyrinth.
Cinematically rich in its descriptive power, the score has almost everything but the kitchen sink in it, musically, before it ends in a cataclysmic explosion of voices, blazing brass and tympani that arouses tearful redemption and ecstatic exhilaration at the same time.
They describe tinnitus and hyperacusis in literature, film, and music; the mechanism and time course of tinnitus associated with hearing impairment; animal models; psychological mechanisms; tinnitus in military and veteran populations; drug-induced tinnitus; somatic modulation; the influence of amplified music; middle ear myoclonus and tonic tensor tympani syndrome; pulsatile tinnitus; acoustic shock; hearing aids for tinnitus; cochlear implants and tinnitus; self-help interventions; misophonia and phonophobia; musical hallucinations; managing tinnitus in childhood and adults; and emerging approaches to treatment.
Chorda tympani branch is responsible for the taste innervation.
Pars tensa cholesteatomas begin along the pars tensa and grow medial into the facial recess and sinus tympani (sinus cholesteatomas).
Chamber orchestra musician friends include Chris Nunn, viola; Ben Fox, oboe, Heather Cornwell, violin II and Evan Lattimore, tympani.
Wanting something that made him stand out, he brought in a tympani player and emphasized that oddity by naming the band the Tympani Five.