Definition of timbale in English:

timbale

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Pronunciation: /tamˈbɑːl
 
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noun

  • 1A dish of finely minced meat or fish cooked with other ingredients in a pastry shell or in a mould: a chicken and avocado timbale
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    • Guests were welcomed with a sparkling wine with a dash of cassis, then on to the more serious matter of the timbale of shrimp, Parma ham and vegetables in tuna sauce, followed by a curry flavoured chicken cream soup, and lemon grass sorbet.
    • The first dish that literally made my mouth water was a warm timbale of Arbroath smokies.
    • We thought the crab timbale, though delicious, a little on the pricey side for such a dainty entrée but you won't hear me grumbling about the scallops.
  • 2 (timbales) Paired cylindrical drums played with sticks in Latin American dance music.
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    • There's keyboard, bass guitar, drums, two trumpets, two trombones, timbales, conga and two backing vocals.
    • These three main patterns are amplified by turtle shells, claves, timbales, bongos, congas, maracas and tambourines.
    • A master of the bongo and timbales, he deftly crafts complex and rousing Latin American anthems infused with a joyous intensity.

Origin

French, 'drum' (in sense 1 with reference to the shape of the prepared dish; in sense 2 short for timbales cubains or timbales creoles 'Cuban' or 'creole drums').

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