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tymbal

[tim-buh l] /ˈtɪm bəl/
noun
1.

timbal

or tymbal

[tim-buh l] /ˈtɪm bəl/
noun
1.
a kettledrum.
2.
Entomology. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada.
Origin of timbal
1670-1680
1670-80; < French, Middle French timbale, alteration (by association with cymbale cymbal) of tamballe, itself alteration (by association with tambour drum, tambour) of Spanish atabal < Arabic al ṭabl the drum
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  • No sound of trump and tymbal gave the signal for beginning the fight, as in a Christian tourney.

    The Infidel, Vol. II. Robert Montgomery Bird
British Dictionary definitions for tymbal

tymbal

/ˈtɪmbəl/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of timbal

timbal

/ˈtɪmbəl/
noun
1.
(music) a type of kettledrum
Word Origin
C17: from French timbale, from Old French tamballe, (associated also with cymbale cymbal), from Old Spanish atabal, from Arabic at-tabl the drum
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