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Tympani   Listen

A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.  Synonyms: kettle, kettledrum, timpani, tympanum.

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"Tympani" Quotes from Famous Books

... horn, saxophone, sax [Slang], buglehorn^, saxhorn, flugelhorn^, althorn^, helicanhorn^, posthorn^; sackbut, euphonium, bombardon tuba^. [Vibrating surfaces] cymbal, bell, gong; tambour^, tambourine, tamborine^; drum, tom-tom; tabor, tabret^, tabourine^, taborin^; side drum, kettle drum; timpani, tympani^; tymbal^, timbrel^, castanet, bones; musical glasses, musical stones; harmonica, sounding-board, rattle; tam-tam, zambomba^. [Vibrating bars] reed, tuning fork, triangle, Jew's harp, musical box, harmonicon^, xylophone. sordine^, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

Words linked to "Tympani" :   tympanum, percussive instrument, timpanist, percussion instrument, kettle

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