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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.]
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n, pl -nies
1. (Pathology) another name for tympanites
2. obsolete excessive pride or arrogance
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