tympanist

tympanist

[tim-puh-nist]
noun
a person who plays the drums, especially the kettledrums, in an orchestra.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin tympanista < Greek tympanistḗs, equivalent to tympan(ízein) to beat a drum + -istēs -ist

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timpani or tympani (ˈtɪmpənɪ)
 
pl n
(sometimes functioning as singular) Often (informal) shortened to: timps a set of kettledrums, two or more in number
 
[from Italian, pl of timpano kettledrum, from Latin: tympanum]
 
tympani or tympani
 
pl n
 
[from Italian, pl of timpano kettledrum, from Latin: tympanum]
 
'timpanist or tympani
 
n
 
'tympanist or tympani
 
n

tympanist (ˈtɪmpənɪst)
 
n
a person who plays a drum, now specifically the kettledrum

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