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
Literary usage of Timpanum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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, ..."