from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See tympano.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An orchestral kettledrum: usually in the plural. Also, less correctly, tympano.


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  • Big Night while feasting on the timpano pasta made famous by the movie, or check out the new film

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  • Mr. Myers's drink was an essay in elegant simplicity; Mr. Lermayer's concoction -- which also incorporated champagne and raspberry beer -- had enough ingredients and methodology to make the construction of timpano look like opening a can of Spam.

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  • His saints ecstatically gaze at luminous celestial apparitions; his golden winged angels dance lightly beneath the throne of their Lord or sound merrily the most various instruments, singing: _laudate Dominum ..., laudate eum in sono tubæ, laudate eum in psalterio et cithara, laudate eum in timpano et choro ... _; or else with their fair curly heads downcast they reverently worship the divine majesty.

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  • Back when Mirror used to do movie nights on Mondays, they showed Big Night once and it was really fun when they rolled out a big ol 'timpano and we all ate it.

  • When an admiring rival says he can get singer Louis Prima to stop by and give the place his celebrity endorsement, the brothers who run it (played by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) prepare an extra-special secret recipe of timpano, a many-layered, multi-day production.

  • FYI, I’ve made the timpano that figures rather prominently in one scene but without the hard-boiled eggs -- they offend me.

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  • I mean, it’s got to be like making that timpano or Death by Chocolate.

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  • mariobatali: The big man's New Year's Eve timpano, revealed.

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