Definition of timpani noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

timpani

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈtɪmpəni//
 
(informal timps
NAmE//tɪmps//
 
)
[plural]
 
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a set of large metal drums (also calledkettledrums) in an orchestra
NAmE//ˈtɪmpənɪst//
 
noun
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