Definition of Timpanum

1. Noun. (anatomy) The eardrum. ¹



2. Noun. (anatomy) The middle ear. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension) The diaphragm of a telephone. ¹

4. Noun. (zoology) An external hearing organ in some insects. ¹

5. Noun. (architecture) An ornamental panel in any triangular space. ¹

6. Noun. (musical instruments) A kettledrum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timpanum

1. tympanum [n -NA or -NUMS] - See also: tympanum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Timpanum

timothies
timothy
timothy-hay bacillus
timourous
timourously
timourousness
timous
timously
timpana
timpani
timpanis
timpanist
timpanists
timpano
timpanum (current term)
timpanums
timple
timples
timps
timucu
tin
tin-113
tin-foil hat
tin-foil hats
tin-opener
tin-plate
tin-plated
tin-plates
tin-plating

Literary usage of Timpanum

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1. The Mediaeval Stage by Edmund Kerchever Chambers (1903)
"Quidam eorum est larvatus cum maza in collo ; sibilando sonant timpanum, eunt per domos, ... timpanum sonat, ..."

2. The History, Art and Palaeography of the Manuscript Styled the Utrecht Psalter by Walter de Gray Birch (1876)
"... the timpanum or timbrel is a cylindrical hand-drum with recessed centre; the word chorus may perhaps signify dance (English Version) or pipe, ..."

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