(?), n. [Gr. , fr. a kettledrum. See Tympanites.] 1. (Med.) A flatulent distention of the belly; tympanites. Fuller.
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2. Hence, inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness. "Thine's a tympany of sense." Dryden.
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A plethoric a tautologic tympany of sentence.
De Quincey.
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