circa 1520, in the meaning defined above
diminutive of obsolete English timbre small drum, tambourine, from Middle English, from Anglo-French, drum
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“Timbrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timbrel. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.
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