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drum

[ druhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF drum

Synonyms for drum

  • strum
  • boom
  • pulsate
  • rap
  • reverberate
  • roar
  • tattoo
  • throb
  • thrum
  • thunder
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRUM

The line extends from the drum to the flying or gliding machine.

It was the sharp peremptory note of the drum beating the alarm.

It consists of a tympanum or drum, having a stylus attached as in the phonograph.

The drum's was the only voice in Saint Antoine that blood and hurry had not changed.

He was born at Groton on May 8, 1789, and began to drum in early boyhood.

Ziska bequeathed his skin to be used as a drum to inspire the valour of the Bohemians.

They weren't saying a word or singing a song, and there wasn't even a drum to keep time.

Then the priests strike the gong and beat the drum and read from the holy books.

The weight of the drum and dome rests on the pendentives and dome-arches.

The drum dome is octagonal, with eight ribs and as many windows.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, probably from Middle Dutch tromme "drum," common Germanic (cf. German Trommel, Danish tromme, Swedish trumma), probably of imitative origin. Not common before 1570s. Slightly older, and more common at first, was drumslade, apparently from Dutch or Low German trommelslag. Machinery sense attested from 1740, from similarity of shape.

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