• Tympanum Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) A drum-shaped wheel with spirally curved partitions by which water is raised to the axis when the wheel revolves with the lower part of the circumference submerged, -- used for raising water, as for irrigation.
  2. (n.) One of the naked, inflatable air sacs on the neck of the prairie chicken and other species of grouse.
  3. (n.) The ear drum, or middle ear. Sometimes applied incorrectly to the tympanic membrane. See Ear.
  4. (n.) A chamber in the anterior part of the syrinx of birds.
  5. (n.) The space within an arch, and above a lintel or a subordinate arch, spanning the opening below the arch.
  6. (n.) The recessed face of a pediment within the frame made by the upper and lower cornices, being usually a triangular space or table.

Eardrum, Kettle, Kettledrum, Timpani, Tympani,

• Tympanums Definition & Synonyms

  1. (pl. ) of Tympanum