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Tympanum may refer to:

  • Tympanum (architecture), an architectural element located within the arch or pediment
  • Tympanum (anatomy), a hearing organ/gland in frogs and toads, a flat red oval on both sides of a frog's head
  • Tympanum, in biology, the eardrum
  • Tympanum, a circular, drum-like rack on which victims were tortured.
  • Timpano, in music, singular of timpani, a kettledrum
  • Tympanum (hand drum), a percussion instrument in ancient Greece and Rome
  • Tympanum, or tympanal organ, a hearing organ in insects
  • Sakia or saqiya, in Latin "tympanum", a water-raising device