tympany

[ tim-puh-nee ]
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noun
  1. Pathology. tympanites.

  2. Archaic. inflated or pretentious style; bombast; turgidity.

Origin of tympany

1
1520–30; <Medieval Latin tympanias<Greek tympaníās tympanites

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tympany

/ (ˈtɪmpənɪ) /


nounplural -nies
  1. another name for tympanites

  2. obsolete excessive pride or arrogance

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