timbrel (plural timbrels)
- An ancient percussion instrument rather like a simple tambourine.
- 1796, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Religious Musings:
- Hence the soft couch, and many-colour'd robe,
The timbrel and arch'd dome and costly feast,
With all th' inventive arts that nurse the soul
To forms of beauty […]
- 1907 August, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, chapter II, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, →OCLC:
- "I ought to arise and go forth with timbrels and with dances; but, do you know, I am not inclined to revels? There has been a little—just a very little bit too much festivity so far …. Not that I don't adore dinners and gossip and dances; not that I do not love to pervade bright and glittering places. […]"
a tambourine like percussion musical instrument
- (intransitive) To play the timbrel.
- (transitive) To accompany with the sound of the timbrel.
- 1833, William Lisle Bowles, St. John in Patmos:
- Yet there the timbrelled hymn / Rings to Osiris […]