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Meaning of "tymbal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TYMBAL

tymbal  [ˈtɪmbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TYMBAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tymbal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TYMBAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tymbal

Tymbal is a term for a corrugated exoskeletal structure used to produce sounds in insects. In male cicadas, the tymbals are membranes in the abdomen, responsible for the characteristic sound produced by the insect. In tiger moths, the tymbals are modified regions of the thorax, and produce high-frequency clicks. The paired tymbals of a cicada are located on the sides of the abdominal base. The "singing" of a cicada is not stridulation as in many other familiar sound-producing insects like crickets: the tymbals are regions of the exoskeleton that are modified to form a complex membrane with thin, membranous portions and thickened "ribs". These membranes vibrate rapidly, and enlarged chambers derived from the tracheae make the cicada's body serve as a resonance chamber, greatly amplifying the sound. Some cicadas produce sounds louder than 106 dB, among the loudest of all insect-produced sounds. They modulate their noise by positioning their abdomens toward or away from the substrate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TYMBAL


assemble
əˈsɛmbəl
Campbell
ˈkæmbəl
cymbal
ˈsɪmbəl
dimble
ˈdɪmbəl
ensemble
ɒnˈsɒmbəl
fimble
ˈfɪmbəl
gamble
ˈɡæmbəl
gimbal
ˈdʒɪmbəl
humble
ˈhʌmbəl
nimble
ˈnɪmbəl
resemble
rɪˈzɛmbəl
rumble
ˈrʌmbəl
semble
ˈsɛmbəl
stumble
ˈstʌmbəl
symbol
ˈsɪmbəl
thimble
ˈθɪmbəl
timbal
ˈtɪmbəl
Trimble
ˈtrɪmbəl
tumble
ˈtʌmbəl
wimble
ˈwɪmbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TYMBAL

tylosin
tylosis
tylote
tymp
tympan
tympana
tympanal
tympani
tympanic
tympanic bone
tympanic membrane
tympanies
tympaniform
tympanist
tympanites
tympanitic
tympanitis
tympanum
tympany

WORDS THAT END LIKE TYMBAL

cabal
cannibal
catacumbal
global
Hannibal
Hasdrubal
herbal
intertribal
Iqbal
jumbal
nonverbal
Pombal
sabal
sambal
scribal
the Cabal
tombal
tribal
tubal
verbal

Synonyms and antonyms of tymbal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tymbal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TYMBAL

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The translations of tymbal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tymbal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tymbal
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tymbal
570 millions of speakers

English

tymbal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tymbal
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tymbal
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

tymbal
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tymbal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tymbal
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

timbale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tudung
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tymbal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tymbal
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tymbal
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tymbal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tymbal
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tymbal
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तिंबल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tymbal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tymbal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tymbal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tymbal
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tymbal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

tymbal
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tymbal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tymbal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tymbal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tymbal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TYMBAL»

The term «tymbal» is used very little and occupies the 186.340 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TYMBAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tymbal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TYMBAL»

Discover the use of tymbal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tymbal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Encyclopedia of Entomology
A tymbal organ is a specialized sound production organ. It is a ribbed, chitinous membrane attached to a tymbal Acoustic Communication in Insects, Figure 19 Stridulatory apparatus of the cicada Tettigades undata Torres. The file (illustrated ) ...
John L. Capinera, 2008
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
In 1969, Dugdale and Fleming recognised the importance of acoustic behaviour at supra-specific level (stressed by Pringle 1960) in diagnosing the genus Amphipsalta Fleming, the only cicada group in the world which combines tymbal song ...
3
Insect Sounds and Communication: Physiology, Behaviour, ...
The slight increase (2°C) in Tb which occurs as a result of tymbal muscle activity in Cystosoma saundersii Westwood was sufficient to change the cycle period of the song produced (Josephson and Young, 1979). There is direct evidence in ...
Sakis Drosopoulos, Michael F. Claridge, 2005
4
Elements of Entomology
Sounds produced by a vibrating membranes (tymbal organs). Sounds produced by the vibration of a membrane driven directly by muscles are common amongst bugs and some tiger moths. The mechanism is most fully studied in cicada.
Dr. Rajendra Singh, 2007
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Physiological Systems in Insects
Sounds can be produced by using muscles to directly vibrate a membrane. The special membrane is called a tymbal, and functions much like the lid of a tin can when it is pressed and released with a finger. The tymbal mechanism is present in ...
Marc J Klowden, 2013
6
Vibrational Communication in Animals
described above as a Female Abdominal Vibration, is most likely produced by contraction of the DLM 1, which is the principal tymbal- vibrating muscle in the male and a relatively large and powerful muscle in both sexes (Mitomi, Ichikawa, and ...
Peggy S. M. Hill, 2008
7
Insect Physiology and Biochemistry
tymbal membrane cuticle tymbal muscle FIGURE 9.18 A cross-sectional view of the tymbal muscles that contract and flex the tymbal cuticular surface inward to produce the loud singing sounds of a cicada. The muscle on each side is unpaired, ...
James L. Nation, 2001
8
The Insects: Structure and Function
a) cross-section of abdomen tergum hemocoel rim of tymbal Fig. 26.10. Tymbal organs of cicadas. (a) Diagrammatic transverse section through the first abdominal segment of a cicada showing the arrangement of the tymbals, airsacs and ...
Reginald Frederick Chapman, 1998
9
Insect Flight
Further elucidation of the nature of the mechanical cycle of events in fibrillar muscle was obtained by Pringle (1954 a, b) working not with a flight muscle but with the tymbal (sound- producing) muscle of cicadas of the genus Platypleura.
J. W. S. Pringle, 2003
10
The Insects: An Outline of Entomology
A second means of sound production involves alternate muscular distortion and relaxation of a specialized area of elastic cuticle, the tymbal, to give individual clicks or variably modulated pulses of sound. Tymbal sound production is most ...
P. J. Gullan, P. S. Cranston, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TYMBAL»

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Periodical Cicadas Emerging in Missouri
They'll get up into trees and start making noise with a tymbal mechanism," Barrett said. "This calling is attractive to females, who will fly in and choose a mate." «Kansas City infoZine, May 15»
2
Periodical cicadas emerging in parts of Missouri
They'll get up into trees and start making noise with a tymbal mechanism,” Barrett said. “This calling is attractive to females, who will fly in and choose a mate.”. «The Rolla Daily News, May 15»
3
How Do 'Mute' Cicadas Produce Their Calling Songs? [Video]
Although they don't possess the tymbal mechanism, the word “mute,” is misleading, says Nansen, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Entomology ... «Patch.com, Mar 15»
4
So-called mute cicadas are not so silent
Cicadas in the genus Karenia lack the specialized sound-producing structures, called tymbals, that characterize most cicadas, according to Nansen and ... «UC Davis, Mar 15»
5
Public Release: 25-Feb-2015 How the 'mute' cicada sings
Most male cicadas use specialized physical mechanisms, like the tymbal and/or the stridulatory organs, to produce loud and diverse sounds for communication. «EurekAlert, Feb 15»
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Kizzy Crawford heads up music awards shortlist celebrating Welsh …
“A couple of the shortlists really catch the eye – it's been another great year for breakthrough acts, and it will be interesting to see whether Tymbal, Ysgol Sul or ... «WalesOnline, Feb 15»
7
Animals make a lot of noises, and some of them are dishonest …
Tiger moths produce sound using tiny blisters of cuticle called tymbal organs on the left and right sides of their thorax. Their technique is similar to squeezing an ... «BBC News, Nov 14»
8
Summer heat means Dog-Day Cicadas
“Cicadas have a special membrane in their abdomen that vibrates back and fourth called a tymbal, it's a sound that can be deafening,” explained Coppinger. «WTHI, Aug 14»
9
Toxic tiger moth: Researchers study evolutionary arms race in …
The Carales uses the toxin in conjunction with an audible alert it broadcasts by flexing the muscles in a sound-producing organ called a tymbal. A bat can detect ... «Phys.Org, Nov 13»
10
Hail, 17-year cicadas of 2013!
It's the male cicadas who sing, producing their calls by rapidly vibrating a white, drumlike plate, or tymbal, located on either side of their abdomens. When they ... «EarthSky, Jun 13»

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