tympany

noun
tym·​pa·​ny | \ ˈtim-pə-nē How to pronounce tympany (audio) \
plural tympanies

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First Known Use of tympany

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tympany

Medieval Latin tympanias, from Greek, from tympanon

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The first known use of tympany was in 1528

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“Tympany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tympany. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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tympany

noun
tym·​pa·​ny | \ -nē How to pronounce tympany (audio) \
plural tympanies

Medical Definition of tympany

2 : a resonant sound heard in percussion (as of the abdomen)

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