Meaning of tympanum
Pronunciation: (tim'pu-num), [key]
— pl. -nums, -na
- Seemiddle ear.
- Seetympanic membrane.
- the recessed, usually triangular space enclosed between the horizontal and sloping cornices of a pediment, often decorated with sculpture.
- a similar space between an arch and the horizontal head of a door or window below.
- the diaphragm of a telephone.
- a drum or similar instrument.
- the stretched membrane forming a drumhead.
- tympanum (Thesaurus)