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timbrels

n. (plural of timbrel English)

Usage examples of "timbrels".

Soon after this the noise of timbrels was heard, at the sound of which the whole Saracen cavaliers threw themselves from their horses, and prostrated themselves, as if for a second morning prayer.

Suddenly the terrified boy heard the drill of music, a cacaphony of blowing horns, the clash of timbrels, the trilling of reed flutes and the booming of taut skin drums.

As they slid into the fiery ovens the other attendants danced to the music of flute and timbrels, drowning out the pitiful shrieks of the offered.