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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (35)
  • (TIM-puh-nee) Italian for kettledrums; the term timpani is often preferred by composers and performers.
  • I also got to play the timpani, which is these giant round drums. "
  • A huge thudding overhead, like the roll of a timpani.
  • Cue the timpani, it's a mutual symphony of destruction. for more
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