WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tim•pa•ni or tym•pa•ni /ˈtɪmpəni/USA pronunciation n. [plural; used with a plural verb]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Music and Dancea set of kettledrums, as used in an orchestra.
tim•pa•nist, n. [countable]
tim•pa•ni (tim′pə nē),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
- Music and Dancea set of kettledrums, esp. as used in an orchestra or band.
- Greek týmpanon
- Latin tympanum
- Italian, plural of timpano kettledrum