timbale

noun
tim·​bale | \ ˈtim-bəl How to pronounce timbale (audio) ; tim-ˈbäl, tam- \

Definition of timbale

1a : a creamy mixture (as of meat or vegetables) baked in a mold also : the mold in which it is baked
b : a small pastry shell filled with a cooked timbale mixture
2 or less commonly timbal \ ˈtim-​bəl How to pronounce timbal (audio) \ : one of a set of single-headed cylindrical drums played with sticks usually used in plural

Examples of timbale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there were the Puerto Rican timbales players like Tito Puente and Mike Collazo, the great timbalero who played with Tito Rodríguez. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Joe Quijano, 'King of Pachanga' and Salsa Pioneer, Dies at 83," 5 Apr. 2019 At one point in the night, two Miami Beach police officers joined the entertainers, with one picking up a pair of drumsticks and playing Puente’s timbales and cowbells and another dancing salsa with one of the dancers on stage. Austen Erblat, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Beach cops join Tito Puente Jr. on drums for neighborhood celebration," 28 Oct. 2019 For two hours Wednesday evening, Santana and his band, which features his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana on drums and Karl Perazzo on timbales and percussion and Paoli Mejias on congas and percussion, took Northeast Ohio on a couple of trips. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "Santana and the Doobie Brothers bring a little rock ‘n’ roll history to Blossom Music Center," 8 Aug. 2019 Most of the main dishes at Saz are served with large timbales of either white rice or rice and gungo peas, which resemble small kidney beans and lend the rice a pinkish, dirty-rice tinge. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, "Review: Saz Jamaican Restaurant, Newington," 10 July 2019 Other orchestra members are conga player and percussionist Willie Vazquez, drum and timbales player Rob Castaneda, bassist Art Lopez and keyboardist Jimmy Hernandez. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Latin Satin Soul performs at free Whiting concert series," 12 July 2018 Reading her recipe brought me back to that Sicilian antipasto and the timbale. Evan Kleiman, latimes.com, "Cucina Italiana: The joy of eggplant. Try making a timbale," 5 July 2018 Eddie had also studied piano but switched to timbales at 13 to join his uncle’s band, El Chino y su alma tropical. Deborah Ramírez, miamiherald, "Eddie Palmieri brings his 'Wisdom' to Miami's Olympia Theater | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018 The percussion section is rounded out by David Arroyo on conga and Everado Rey on timbales. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Orquesta Iluziones ready to dish out salsa music at Hobart show," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of timbale

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for timbale

French, literally, kettledrum

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“Timbale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbale. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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