Definition of timbale
1a : a creamy mixture (as of meat or vegetables) baked in a mold; also : the mold in which it is bakedb : a small pastry shell filled with a cooked timbale mixture
2 or less commonly timbalplay \ˈtim-bəl\ : one of a set of single-headed cylindrical drums played with sticks —usually used in plural
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The colorful scoring, with large percussion battery in which congas, bongos, maracas and timbales (Cuban tom-toms) are prominent, reinforces the folkloric sensibility that permeates the seven sections of this concert Mass.
Also on view will be dozens of artifacts, from clothes worn by Celia Cruz to Tito Puente’s timbales.
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Origin and Etymology of timbale
French, literally, kettledrum
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
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