- Pathology. tympanites.
- Archaic. inflated or pretentious style; bombast; turgidity.
Origin of tympany
Related Words for tympanygrandiosity, grandiloquence, rhetoric, rodomontade, exaggeration, magniloquence, bluster, gasconade, rage, rant, stuff, pad, braggadocio, pomposity, balderdash, fustian, turgidity, rave, cotton, rhapsody
Examples from the Web for tympany
Historical Examples of tympany
To swell a man with a tympany is as good sport as to blow a frog.The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6
Below, the cardiac dullness is merged into the tympany from the stomach and the dullness from the liver.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
He had known many instances of its curing consumption, and had seen it act like a charm in cases of tympany.
Tympany consists in an elastic tumor of the abdomen, which sounds on being struck.Zoonomia, Vol. II
- another name for tympanites
- obsolete excessive pride or arrogance
- A low-pitched, resonant, drumlike note obtained by percussing the surface of a large air-containing space.