[ tim-buhl ]
/ ˈtɪm bəl /
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Entomology. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for timbal
Serve in pattie shells of baked pastry or in timbal cases or on buttered toast.Civic League Cook Book|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for timbal
/ (ˈtɪmbəl) /
music a type of kettledrum
Word Origin for timbal
C17: from French timbale, from Old French tamballe, (associated also with cymbale cymbal), from Old Spanish atabal, from Arabic at-tabl the drum
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