Saturday, 16 November 2013

Entry: tympanum (n.)

In context: "...the big doors whose tympanum overheard is carved with a sword and a plowshare and a syringe and a soup-ladle..."

Definition:  A drum or similar instrument, as a tambourine or timbrel (esp. ancient); also, the stretched membrane of a drum, a drum-head.


SNOOT score:  1
Page: 713

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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