/ˈtɪmbəl; for 1, 2 also French tɛ̃ˈbal; Spanish timˈbɑlɛ for 3/Show Spelled[tim-buhl; for 1, 2 also French tan-bal; Spanish teem-bah-le for 3]Show IPA
noun, plural timbales /ˈtɪmbəlz; for 1, 2 alsoFrenchtɛ̃ˈbal/Show Spelled[tim-buhlz; for 1, 2 alsoFrenchtan-bal]Show IPA.
Also, timbale case.a small shell made of batter, fried usually in a timbale iron.
a preparation, usually richly sauced, of minced meat, fish, or vegetables served in a timbale or other crust.
timbales, Also called timbales creoles /Spanishtimˈbɑlɛs krɛˈɔlɛs/Show Spelled[Spanishteem-bah-les kre-aw-les]Show IPA.two conjoined Afro-Cuban drums similar to bongos but wider in diameter and played with drumsticks instead of the hands.
Origin: 1815–25; < French: literally, kettledrum. See timbal