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tympanist

[ tim-puh-nist ]
/ ˈtɪm pə nɪst /
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noun
a person who plays the drums, especially the kettledrums, in an orchestra.
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Origin of tympanist

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

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

    Melomaniacs|James Huneker

British Dictionary definitions for tympanist

tympanist
/ (ˈtɪmpənɪst) /

noun
a person who plays a drum, now specifically the kettledrum
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