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tympany

[tim-puh-nee]
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noun
  1. Pathology. tympanites.
  2. Archaic. inflated or pretentious style; bombast; turgidity.
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Origin of tympany

1520–30; < Medieval Latin tympanias < Greek tympaníās tympanites
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British Dictionary definitions for tympany

tympany

noun plural -nies
  1. another name for tympanites
  2. obsolete excessive pride or arrogance
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tympany in Medicine

tympany

(tĭmpə-nē)
n.
  1. A low-pitched, resonant, drumlike note obtained by percussing the surface of a large air-containing space.
  2. tympanites
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