Tympanize
Tympanize Tym"pa*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tympanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tympanizing}.] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] ``Tympanized, as other saints of God were.'' --Oley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tympanize — Tym pa*nize, v. i. [L. tympanizare to beat a drum, Gr. ?.] To drum. [R.] Coles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Tympanized — Tympanize Tym pa*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tympanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tympanizing}.] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] Tympanized, as other saints of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tympanizing — Tympanize Tym pa*nize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tympanized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tympanizing}.] To stretch, as a skin over the head of a drum; to make into a drum or drumhead, or cause to act or sound like a drum. [Obs.] Tympanized, as other saints of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tympaniser — [ tɛ̃panize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • XVI e; du lat. tympanizare, gr. tumpanizein « tambouriner » 1 ♦ Vx Critiquer, ridiculiser publiquement (qqn). 2 ♦ Rebattre les oreilles de (qqn). « De cette maxime, elle tympanise ses proches » (Le Point …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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