tympanize

Tympanize

Tym"pa*nize\, v. i. [L. tympanizare to beat a drum, Gr. ?.] To drum. [R.] --Coles.
Webster's Revised

Tympanize

Tym"pa*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tympanized; p. pr. & vb. n. Tympanizing.] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] "Tympanized, as other saints of God were." --Oley.
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