Synonyms for kettledrum

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The band at Holboch consisted of a kettledrum and a concertina.

The kettledrum is struck at about a quarter of the diameter from the ring.

The origin of the kettledrum is remote and must be sought in the East.

Oh, replied Mr. Kettledrum, you should hear the Dook admire it.

Mrs. Kettledrum rose at the same instant, and introduced her sister.

Kettledrum Hall, next Wednesday—honour bright, next Wednesday!

Mr. Kettledrum, said Rufus, rising, your sentiments do you honour.

You are a dear, said Mrs. Kettledrum, to do exactly as I told you.

Amy might as well have sung a song to a kettledrum, as talk to her.

The carpenter sat beside him with a kettledrum, more literally a kettledrum even than the real thing, for that drum was a kettle!

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from kettle + drum (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KETTLEDRUM

steel drum

nounpercussion instrument
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