Tympany definition

tĭmpə-nē
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(archaic) Inflated manner or style; bombast.
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Inflated or distended condition.
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Bombast; pomposity.
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The sound made by beating a drum.
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(medicine)Tympanites (distention of the abdomen).
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Thine 's a tympany of sense. "” Dryden.

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Noun

Singular:
tympany
Plural:
tympanies

Origin of tympany

  • Medieval Latin tympanias tympanites from Greek tumpaniās from tumpanon drum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined based on Ancient Greek τύμπανον (tumpanon).

    From Wiktionary