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  • Timpani is an Italian plural, the singular of which is timpanum. However, in informal English speech a single instrument is rarely called a timpanum: several are more typically referred to collectively as kettledrums, timpani, temple drums, or simply timps. — “Timpani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Look up timpanum in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Tympanum may refer to: Tympanum (architecture), an architectural element located within the arch or pediment. Tympanum (zoology), a hearing organ/gland in frogs and toads, a flat red oval on both sides of a frog's head. — “Tympanum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Also, timpano (the correct Italian spelling) vs timpanum (widely used, though technically incorrect), tympano and tympanum. Do we need to specify that consistency is needed for these? BTW, why is timpani in the disputed plurals section given. — “Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (music)/Archive 3 - Wikipedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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