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Noun: timpani  tim-pu-nee
  1. A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
    - kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani

Sounds like: tympani, tympany

Derived forms: timpanis

Type of: percussion instrument, percussive instrument

Encyclopedia: Timpani