Definition of paradiddle in English:

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paradiddle

Pronunciation: /ˈparəˌdɪd(ə)l/

noun

Music
One of the basic patterns (rudiments) of drumming, consisting of four even strokes played in the order ‘left right left left’ or ‘right left right right.
Example sentences
  • Yet right from the start - that bass-drum paradiddle with a percussive undercurrent that sounds like the rattle of a stage thunder machine - the recording is downright witty in its sonic variations.
  • The chief use of paradiddles is a base on which to develop beats.
  • Paradiddles are a rudimentary exercise for stick drummers and can be useful for learning the "handing" for djembe.

Origin

1920s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with paradiddle

taradiddle
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