timbal

or tym·bal

[ tim-buh l ]
/ ˈtɪm bəl /
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noun

a kettledrum.
Entomology. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada.

Nearby words

  1. tiltyard,
  2. tim,
  3. tim.,
  4. timarau,
  5. timaru,
  6. timbale,
  7. timbale iron,
  8. timber,
  9. timber beetle,
  10. timber cruiser

Origin of timbal

1670–80; < French, Middle French timbale, alteration (by association with cymbale cymbal) of tamballe, itself alteration (by association with tambour drum, tambour) of Spanish atabal < Arabic al ṭabl the drum

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Examples from the Web for timbal

  • Serve in pattie shells of baked pastry or in timbal cases or on buttered toast.



British Dictionary definitions for timbal

timbal

tymbal

/ (ˈtɪmbəl) /

noun

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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