1. (Science: clinical sign) A flatulent distention of the belly; tympanites.

2. Hence, inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness. Thine 's a tympany of sense. A plethoric a tautologic tympany of sentence. (De Quincey)

Origin: Gr, fr. A kettledrum. See Tympanites.

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