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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
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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
References in periodicals archive ?
In the third and fourth movements it was fun to see four tympanists all playing at the same time to create an unusual tympanic chordal background.
The other Concerto on this disc is for two tympanists and orchestra and 14 tymps are involved.