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tympanist

[ tim-puh-nist ]

noun

  1. a person who plays the drums, especially the kettledrums, in an orchestra.


tympanist

/ ˈtɪmpənɪst /

noun

  1. a person who plays a drum, now specifically the kettledrum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tympanist1

1605–15; < Latin tympanista < Greek tympanistḗs, equivalent to tympan ( ízein ) to beat a drum + -istēs -ist

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Example Sentences

Chopin would have been a great tympanist if he had not wasted his life foolishly at the piano.

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