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drum1 British & World English

A percussion instrument sounded by being struck with sticks or the hands, typically cylindrical, barrel-shaped, or bowl-shaped, with a taut membrane over one or both ends

drum2 British & World English

A long, narrow hill, especially one separating two parallel valleys

drum3 British & World English

A fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters

drum English Thesaurus

the steady drum of raindrops

bass drum British & World English

A large drum of indefinite low pitch

drum kit British & World English

A set of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments, used with drumsticks in jazz and popular music. The most basic components are a foot-operated bass drum, a snare drum, a suspended cymbal, and one or more tom-toms

drum pad British & World English

An electronic device with one or more flat pads which imitate the sounds of a drum kit when struck

drum roll British & World English

A rapid succession of beats sounded on a drum, often used to introduce an announcement or event

kick drum British & World English

A bass drum played using a pedal

oil drum British & World English

A metal drum used for transporting oil

side drum British & World English

A small drum in the form of a short cylinder with a membrane at each end, the upper one being struck with hard sticks and the lower one often fitted with rattling cords or wires (snares)

war drum British & World English

A drum beaten as a summons or an accompaniment to battle

brake drum British & World English

A broad, very short cylinder attached to a wheel, against which the brake shoes press in a drum brake

drum brake British & World English

A type of vehicle brake in which brake shoes press against the inside of a drum on the wheel

drum major British & World English

A non-commissioned officer commanding the drummers of a regimental band

steel drum British & World English

A percussion instrument originating in Trinidad, made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and divided by grooves into sections to give different notes

tassa drum British & World English

A large one-sided Indian goatskin drum, typically hung from the neck and played with two sticks

water drum British & World English

A West African instrument played by striking a bowl or gourd floating upside down in a pail of water

drum machine British & World English

A programmable electronic device able to imitate the sounds of a drum kit

talking drum British & World English

One of a set of West African drums, each having a different pitch, which are beaten to transmit a tonal language

drum majorette British & World English

The female leader of a marching band, who often twirls a baton

drum and bass British & World English

A type of dance music characterized by bare instrumentation consisting largely of electronic drums and bass, originating in Britain during the early 1990s

beat the drum of British & World English

Be ostentatiously in support of

drum someone out British & World English

Expel or dismiss someone with ignominy from a place or institution

drum something up British & World English

Attempt to obtain something by canvassing or soliciting

drum something into British & World English

Make (someone) learn something by constant repetition

eardrum British & World English

The membrane of the middle ear, which vibrates in response to sound waves; the tympanic membrane

humdrum British & World English

Lacking excitement or variety; boringly monotonous

drum someone out in drum1 British & World English

Expel or dismiss someone with ignominy from a place or institution

drum something up in drum1 British & World English

Attempt to obtain something by canvassing or soliciting

drumhead British & World English

The membrane or skin of a drum

drum something home in drum1 British & World English

another way of saying drum something into.

drum something into in drum1 British & World English

Make (someone) learn something by constant repetition

conga drum in conga British & World English

A tall, narrow, low-toned drum beaten with the hands

kettledrum British & World English

A large drum shaped like a bowl, with a membrane adjustable for tension (and so pitch) stretched across

snare drum in snare British & World English

A drum fitted with snares; a side drum

beat the drum of in drum1 British & World English

Be ostentatiously in support of

black drum in drum3 British & World English

A fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters

drum family in drum3 British & World English

A fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters

drum someone out in drum English Thesaurus

he was drummed out of office

drum something up in drum English Thesaurus

he was drumming up business for his new investment company


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