There are 2 translations of drum in Spanish:

drum1

Pronunciation: /drʌm/

n

  • 1 [Music/Música] 1.1 tambor (masculine) to beat the drum for sth anunciar or pregonar algo con bombos y platillos or (Spain/España) a bombo y platillo 1.2
    (drums plural)
    (in band) batería (feminine) with Buddy Rich on drums con Buddy Rich en (la) batería
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    • Intensity and loudness increases by the middle of the movement, with some sharp attacks by the strings, with drums and syncopated rhythms.
    • While the 72nd Sutton Music Festival will benefit from a grant of £300 to enable organisers to set up a new section for drums and keyboard musicians.
    • Jazz bands without drums or bass oblige the remaining participants to be extremely industrious.
  • 2 2.1 (container) bidón (masculine) 2.2 (machine part) tambor (masculine) a revolving drum un tambor giratorio
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    • Instead they may show excessive interest in repetitive activities, such as lining up their toys or watching the washing machine drum rotate for an extended period of time.
    • Mohsan likened clock speeds to the RPM's of washing machine drums.
    • Our baits were stored in large metal washing machine drums that we had shipped out specifically for the purpose, this kept them in superb condition.
    2.3 (spool) tambor (masculine)
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    • Though barrels may be close to extinct, companies still ship some oil in 55-gallon steel drums.
    • Inside the drum's body is a padlocked hatch into which the money falls.
    • Inside the bottomless drum are mixed items waiting to be sorted, treasures waiting to be uncovered.
  • 3 [Cars/Automovilismo] 3.1
    (brake drum)
    tambor (masculine) (del freno)
    3.2 (brake) [colloquial/familiar] freno (masculine) de tambor
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    • My las' drum was in a tower block an' the lifts were never workin'.
    • As 1992 approaches, a new drum in SE15 would have you well placed to enter the European market place.
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    • I'll give you all the drum - since the police station was bombed and someone offed his wife, Tom Croydon has been mighty surly.
    • The boss has got a heap of good race horses and he always gives you the drum when they're goin'.
  • 4 [Architecture/Arquitectura] tambor (masculine)
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    • Foster and Partners' solution was to clad the circular drum with limestone to match the courtyard walls.
    • Portions of this platform could then be removed in stages to allow the drum of the dome to be constructed through the platform.
    • Sydney's brick drum, which was never intended to be seen from the outside, is being given a Portland stone skin.
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    • Today several column drums and capitals are to be found in GD 80.
    • The Corinthian pronaos surmounted by a drum in Juvarra's design for the facade was only added in the 19th century.

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There are 2 translations of drum in Spanish:

drum2

vt (-mm-)

  • [table/floor] golpetear to drum one's fingers tamborilear con los dedos
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    • Ava sat on the edge of the bed, twirling her hair around her fingers, and Damien drummed his feet against the headboard.
    • I was there a minute or two, just tapped my feet nervously and drumming my fingers on the steering wheel to some unknown beat.
    • She drummed her fingers impatiently against the smooth surface of the table, eyes watching the baristas as they made drink after drink.

vi (-mm-)

  • 1.1 [Music/Música] tocar* el tambor 1.2 (vibrate) [sound] resonar*
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    • Her voice was quaking, panicked in a way that sent my blood drumming in my ears.
    • He had natural rhythm and he'd drum on pots and pans.
    • She hadn't been this close to him in a long time, so close she could hear his heart drumming by her ear, feel the rhythm of his breathing.
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    • A buzzard, high above, hung on the thermals and the sound of drumming snipe reminded me that this, after all, was summer.
    • The next morning, drumming snipe provide my wake-up call, and, in soft sunshine, I wander down to the shore.
    • Other breeding waders include 19 drumming snipe, 3 pairs of dunlin and 4 pairs of ringed plover.
    1.3 (beat, tap) [person] dar* golpecitos, tamborilear; [rain/hail/hooves] repiquetear
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    • Both performances drew heavily on Melanesian sounds - interspersed with high energy chanting, drumming and dancing.
    • They work at festivals, so there are lots of people that can help out with drumming and energy work while they do their thing.
    • This was the real deal too - none of your tourist queso malarkey, just a bunch of locals sitting around, strumming and drumming and clapping and singing.

Phrasal verbs

drum into

verb + object + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + preposición + complemento
to drum sth into sb o sb's head hacerle* aprender algo a algn a fuerza de repetírselo or [colloquial/familiar] de machacárselo she has had it drummed into her that she mustn't … le han hecho aprender a fuerza de repetírselo or [colloquial/familiar] de machacárselo que no debe …

drum out of

verb + object + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio + preposición + complemento
[of army/school] expulsar de

drum up

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento
[support] conseguir*, obtener* she's trying to drum up enthusiasm for the scheme está tratando de despertar entusiasmo por el plan

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Word of the day juerga
f
partying …
Cultural fact of the day

Bullfighting is popular in Spain and in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. For some Spaniards it is crucial to Spanish identity. The season runs from March to October in Spain, from November to March in Latin America.