HyperDic: tympan

English > 1 sense of the word tympan:
NOUNartifacttympan, drum, membranophonea musical percussion instrument
English > tympan: 1 sense > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end.
Synonymsdrum, membranophone
Partsdrumhead, headA membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
Narrowerbass drum, gran casaA large drum with two heads
bongo, bongo drumA small drum
snare drum, snare, side drumA small drum with two heads and a snare stretched across the lower head
tabor, tabourA small drum with one head of soft calfskin
tambourA drum
tambourineA shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides
tenor drum, tom-tomAny of various drums with small heads
timbrelsmall hand drum similar to a tambourine
Broaderpercussion instrument, percussive instrumentA musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Spanishmembranófono, tambor, tímpano
Catalanmembranòfon, membranófono, tambor
Nounstympanista person who plays the kettledrums

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