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[tim-buh l; for 1, 2 also French tan-bal; Spanish teem-bah-le for 3] /ˈtɪm bəl; for 1, 2 also French tɛ̃ˈbal; Spanish timˈbɑ lɛ for 3/
noun, plural timbales
[tim-buh lz; for 1, 2 alsoFrench tan-bal] /ˈtɪm bəlz; for 1, 2 alsoFrench tɛ̃ˈbal/ (Show IPA)
Also, timbale case. a small shell made of batter, fried usually in a timbale iron.
a preparation, usually richly sauced, of minced meat, fish, or vegetables served in a timbale or other crust.
timbales, Also called timbales creoles
[Spanish teem-bah-les kre-aw-les] /Spanish timˈbɑ lɛs krɛˈɔ lɛs/ (Show IPA)
. two conjoined Afro-Cuban drums similar to bongos but wider in diameter and played with drumsticks instead of the hands.
Origin of timbale
1815-25; < French: literally, kettledrum. See timbal Unabridged
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/tæmˈbɑːl; French tɛ̃bal/
a mixture of meat, fish, etc, in a rich sauce, cooked in a mould lined with potato or pastry
a plain straight-sided mould in which such a dish is prepared
Word Origin
C19: from French: kettledrum
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