tympany

tympany

[tim-puh-nee]
noun
1.
Pathology, tympanites.
2.
Archaic. inflated or pretentious style; bombast; turgidity.

Origin:
1520–30; < Medieval Latin tympanias < Greek tympaníās tympanites

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tympany (ˈtɪmpənɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  another name for tympanites
2.  obsolete excessive pride or arrogance

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tympany tym·pa·ny (tĭm'pə-nē)
n.

  1. A low-pitched, resonant, drumlike note obtained by percussing the surface of a large air-containing space.

  2. See tympanites.

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