noun tym·bal \ˈtim-bəl\

Definition of TYMBAL

:  the vibrating membrane in the shrilling organ of a cicada

Origin of TYMBAL

alteration of timbal
First Known Use: 1929


Next Word in the Dictionary: tymbalonPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tylwyth tegAll Words Near: tymbal
May 28, 2015
fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears