Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A kettledrum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kettledrum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kettledrum. See tymbal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The membrane of the sound-making apparatus of a cicada.
  • n. A kettledrum.

Etymologies

French timbale, from Old French, alteration (influenced by cymbale, cymbals) of tamballe, alteration (influenced by tambour, drum) of Old Spanish atabal, small drum, from Arabic aṭ-ṭabl, the drum : al-, the + ṭabl, drum; see tabla.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • SIMON: Forgive me, he just wasn't playing the timbal at Midway, was he?

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  • They seem also to have been very fond of percussion instruments -- the timbal, a small drum, and the cymbals, metal plates clashed together.

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  • Bukankah bahagian eksekutif kerajaan yang dikuasai oleh Barisan sekian lama yang telah meluaskan kuasa mereka sehingga sistem timbal balik hilang reputasinya?

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  • Perusahaan yang memiliki karyawan lebih dari satu orang, tentu membutuhkan orang yang bisa melakukan interaksi timbal balik dengan baik.

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  • Menteri yang berkenaan atau Perdana Menteri kelihatan sedia mendengar timbal balik yang ikhlas dari media dan menghargai dengan tidak memilih nama-nama yang dipersoalkan kewibawaan.

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  • Apa sekali pun timbal balik yang diberi, kuasa prerogatif tersebut masih terletak kepada Menteri yang berkenaan atau Perdana Menteri dan ianya memang perlu dihormati.

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