Definition of drumroll in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrəmrōl/
(also drum roll)


A rapid succession of beats sounded on a drum, often used to introduce an announcement or event.
Example sentences
  • So, let's get a drum roll going and announce the winners.
  • Each of them held a card in their hands, and with a drum roll, Mrs. Livingston announced the Prom Princes.
  • The laying of the wreathes was done by name and followed by ‘Amazing Grace ‘on the bagpipes, a drum roll and a salute on the trumpet.

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Syllabification: drum·roll

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