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Meaning of TIMBREL

Pronunciation:  'timbrul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small hand drum similar to a tambourine; formerly carried by itinerant jugglers

TIMBREL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: drum, membranophone, tympan



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tim"brel\, n. [Dim. of OE. timbre, OF. timbre; probably
fr. L. typmanum, Gr. ? a kettledrum, but influenced perhaps
by Ar. tabl a drum; cf. Per. tambal a drum. See {Tympanum},
and cf. 2d {Timbre}, {Tymbal}.] (Mus.)
A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest

      Miriam . . . took a timbrel in her hand, and all the
      women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
                                               --Ex. xv. 20.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. toph), a small drum or tambourine; a tabret (q.v.). The antiquity of this musical instrument appears from the scriptural allusions to it (Gen. 31:27; Ex. 15:20; Judg. 11:34, etc.) (See MUSIC.)