tim·​pa·​nist | \ ˈtim-pə-nist How to pronounce timpanist (audio) \
variants: or less commonly tympanist

Definition of timpanist

: a person who plays the timpani

Examples of timpanist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Percussion pieces, curated and led by L.A. Phil principal timpanist Joseph Pereira, dominated. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 From 1969 to 1972, Kraft served as the orchestra’s assistant conductor as well as its principal timpanist. Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 Percussion, in the meantime, regularly put the timpanist front and center of the L.A. Phil. Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 The strings around him, under Franz Welser-Most, support him in kind, and principal timpanist Paul Yancich contributes vitally to a resplendent performance. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 9 Apr. 2021 Anderson has operated as the principal timpanist for the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and is a music teacher at Northern Lights ABC. Anchorage Daily News, 7 May 2020 The finale, with timpanists Jauvon Gilliam and Scott Christian volleying thunder from opposite sides of the stage, led to less a unified resolution than a heterogeneous catharsis. Washington Post, 7 Feb. 2020 The first movement’s long cadenza included a dialogue between Kavakos and timpanist Tim Genis, which sounded almost like a Renaissance dance in its open harmonies and hearty rhythm. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2019 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra timpanist James Wyman fears that the unexpected loss of his salary this summer will delay scheduled surgery that could improve the hearing of his 7-year-old son. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 5 June 2019 See More

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First Known Use of timpanist

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Timpanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timpanist. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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