Definition of Timpani

1. Noun. A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.




Definition of Timpani

1. Noun. (context: plurale tantum musical instruments) The set of precision kettledrums in an orchestra. ¹

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Definition of Timpani

1. timpano [n] - See also: timpano

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timpani

timorous
timorously
timorousness
timorousnesses
timorsome
timothies
timothy
timothy-hay bacillus
timourous
timourously
timourousness
timous
timously
timpana
timpani (current term)
timpanis
timpanist
timpanists
timpano
timpanum
timpanums
timple
timples
timps
timucu
tin
tin-113
tin-foil hat
tin-foil hats

Literary usage of Timpani

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1. Music by Black Women Composers: A Bibliography of Available Scores by Helen Walker-Hill (1995)
"Concerto in F minor for piano and orchestra (2-2-2-2; 4-2-3-1; timpani, ... From the hills (2-0-2-2; 2-2-3-1; timpani, percussion, harp, strings). 1935. ..."

2. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1805)
"When it does appear it is reduced to two trumpets and timpani, the two horns ... The sonority of the trumpets and timpani enriches the harmony of tuttis. ..."

3. Adams' New Musical Dictionary of Fifteen Thousand Technical Words, Phrases by John Stowell Adams (1865)
"Л time having two parte timpani Scordati. (IIn. ... timpani Sorti!. (Ita.) Drums having which there are only two crotchets, or their equivalents. ..."

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