Definition of drumbeat in English:


Syllabification: drum·beat
Pronunciation: /ˈdrəmˌbēt


  • A stroke or pattern of strokes on a drum: she was aware of a constant, faint drumbeat
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    • All too often, particularly in the early days of modern dance, the class was done to the simple rhythms of a drumbeat.
    • The clanking sounded systematic somehow; not rhythmic like a drumbeat in music, yet purposeful.
    • The others joined in a second later, bashing out the bass line and the drumbeat with the force of a hurricane.

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