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tympanum

noun

1 tympanum

The main cavity of the ear; between the eardrum and the inner ear.

synonyms: middle ear, tympanic cavity.

Roget 210: summit, summity; top, peak, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, culmination, meridian, utmost height, ne plus utra, height, ... show more

Dutch: middenoor



2 tympanum

The membrane in the ear that vibrates to sound.

synonyms: eardrum, myringa, tympanic membrane.

Roget 418: hearing etc. v.; audition, auscultation; eavesdropping; audibility.    acute ear, nice ear, delicate ear, quick ear, sharp ear, correct ear, ... show more

Dutch: gehoorvlies, trommelvlies
Polish: bębenek, błona bębenkowa

3 tympanum

A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.

synonyms: kettle, kettledrum, timpani, tympani.

Dutch: pauk, pauken
Polish: kocioł


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