Definitions

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

  • n. A kettledrum.

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  • 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

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

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.

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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