Definition of drummer in English:

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drummer

Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌmə/

noun

1A person who plays a drum or drums.
Example sentences
  • The studios have pianists and sometimes drummers or other musicians who improvise as the dancers dance.
  • They reached their instruments and the drummer gave a drum roll to signify that they were ready.
  • Each Scottish regiment also has pipers and drummers but these pipe bands are made up of combat soldiers, and are less formal than brass bands.
2 informal, chiefly US A travelling sales representative: a drummer in electronic software
More example sentences
  • Her sumptuous meals caused drummers to arrange their schedules so they could stay at Miss Cora's.
  • Their meeting in the cars is entirely fitting because Drouet is a creation of the city and the train, a traveling drummer for a leading Chicago dry-goods house.
3 (also silver drummer) A deep-bodied marine fish with dark longitudinal stripes, found in shallow coastal waters of Australia.
  • Kyphosus sydneyanus, family Kyphosidae.
Example sentences
  • Other fish on the go are pan-size bream, luderick and drummers.
4British informal, dated A thief or burglar.

Words that rhyme with drummer

bummer, comer, hummer, midsummer, mummer, plumber, rummer, strummer, summa, summer

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