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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; The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound; The main cavity of the ear.

Usage examples (34)
  • The border of the tympanum is very charming; the children quite beautifully painted.
  • In the tympanum is a quatrefoil, the upper part of which projects so as to form a canopy.
  • On the other side of the tympanum is a small air-filled space called the tympanic cavity.
  • The pressure difference then causes a pressure on the tympanum which is uncomfortable and can even be painful. for more
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