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tympanist

[tim-puh-nist] /ˈtɪm pə nɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the drums, especially the kettledrums, in an orchestra.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin tympanista < Greek tympanistḗs, equivalent to tympan(ízein) to beat a drum + -istēs -ist
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tympanist

/ˈtɪmpənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays a drum, now specifically the kettledrum
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Word Origin and History for tympanist
n.

1610s, "one who plays on a drum," from tympanum + -ist; since mid-19c. specifically of players on kettledrums.

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