tympanist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tympanist a person who plays the kettledrums
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tympanist One who beats a drum.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tympanist One who plays a tympan or drum.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tympanist one who plays a drum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. tympaniste, Gr. tympanisth`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. tympanon, typanon, a kettledrum—typtein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

Chopin would have been a great tympanist if he had not wasted his life foolishly at the piano.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
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