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n. pl. tym·pa·nies
2. Archaic Inflated manner or style; bombast.

[Medieval Latin tympanias, tympanites, from Greek tumpaniās, from tumpanon, drum.]


n, pl -nies
1. (Pathology) another name for tympanites
2. obsolete excessive pride or arrogance
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the music of two bodies, into tympanies and threnodies.
5), he has also brought forth through a process of spontaneous generation ovum hoc irritum & ventosum, ex quo tympanies iste clamor regii snaguinis prorupit ('this rotten and windy egg from which erupted that tympany - the Cry of the Royal Blood') (DS, 1.