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tympan

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Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin tympanum.

Noun

Singular
tympan

Plural
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tympan ({{{1}}})
  1. a piece of cloth padding placed under the platen of a letterpress to distribute the pressure on the sheet being printed
  2. (music) the stretched membrane of a drum; a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow cylinder with such a membrane at each end
  3. (architecture) a tympanum

French

Etymology

From Mediaeval Latin tympanum

Noun

tympan m. (plural tympans)

  1. eardrum, tympanum

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