Definition of timbal in English:

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timbal

Pronunciation: /ˈtɪmb(ə)l/

noun

archaic
A kettledrum.
Example sentences
  • The timbals beat time dully, and the exhausted guests, overcome by drunkenness, nausea and vertigo, became silent.
  • Ralph Irizarry, recognized worldwide as an excellent percussionist, first fell in love with the timbal at an early age when his father coincidentally brought home a set received as payment for a debt.
  • The percussion group is usually made up of timbals, drums, plates and bass drums and cymbals.

Origin

Late 17th century: from French timbale, alteration (influenced by cymbale 'cymbal') of obsolete tamballe, from Spanish atabal, from Arabic aṭ-ṭabl 'the drum'.

Words that rhyme with timbal

Abu Simbel, cymbal, gimbal, nimble, symbol, thimble

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