Pronunciation: (tim'bul; for 1, 2 also Fr. tan-bal'; Sp. tēm-bä'le for 3), [key]
—pl. -balesPronunciation: (-bulz; Fr. -bal'). [key]
1. Also,tim'bale case".a small shell made of batter, fried usually in a timbale iron.
2. a preparation, usually richly sauced, of minced meat, fish, or vegetables served in a timbale or other crust.
3. timbales.Also called tim•ba•les cre•o•les Pronunciation: ( Sp. tēm-bä'les kre-ô'les). [key]two conjoined Afro-Cuban drums similar to bongos but wider in diameter and played with drumsticks instead of the hands.
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