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Definition of "timpani" [timpani]

  • A set of kettledrums. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "timpani" in a sentence
  • "(TIM-puh-nee) Italian for kettledrums; the term timpani is often preferred by composers and performers."
  • ""It is absolutely hair-raising how Brahms shakes his fist at the heavens and this Olympian, this imperious music would rise over this timpani which is thundering in the background," says Fleisher."
  • "I also got to play the timpani, which is these giant round drums. ""
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