- a kettledrum.
- Entomology. a vibrating membrane in certain insects, as the cicada.
Origin of timbal
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No sound of trump and tymbal gave the signal for beginning the fight, as in a Christian tourney.The Infidel, Vol. II.
Robert Montgomery Bird
- a variant spelling of timbal
- music a type of kettledrum
C17: from French timbale, from Old French tamballe, (associated also with cymbale cymbal), from Old Spanish atabal, from Arabic at-tabl the drum