tympani

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tympani a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tympani Plural of tympano.
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Usage

In literature:

Wilson reports two cases of rupture of the membrane tympani caused by diving.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
They all die of dropsies and tympanies, the men farting and the women fizzling; so that their soul takes her leave at the back-door.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Swell out an unmeaning truism to a perfect tympany of style.
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
They all die of dropsies and tympanies, the men farting and the women fizzling; so that their soul takes her leave at the back-door.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
To swell a man with a tympany is as good sport as to blow a frog.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
Capite depresso; membrana tympani aperta.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia] [Volume 2 of 2]" by Phillip Parker King
The membrana tympani and the corti arches.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XIX, No. 470, Jan. 3, 1885" by Various
Clear forward into the angle between the jaw and the bulla tympani, to see XII.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Not let thy mountain-belly make pretence Of likeness; thine's a tympany of sense.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
Compare it to the tympani?
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
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In poetry:

I learn to draw well out of woe,
And thus to disappoint the foe;
The thorns that in my flesh abide,
Do bunny the tympany of pride.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine

In news:

The effect of early division of the chorda tympani on gustatory function.
Measurements of the facial recess anatomy: Implications for sparing the facial nerve and chorda tympani during posterior tympanotomy.
With Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five, June Richmond, and Valerie Smythe.
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