The kettledrums, in fact, approximated to the side drums in technique.
After, dull booming of distant artillery, or waspish whinings of kettledrums.
Must one clatter like kettledrums and penitential preachers?
Piled up with kettledrums and flags taken from the Russians.
Observe the kettledrums captured at the battle of Blenheim, 1704.
Johnson marched to kettledrums and trumpets, Gibbon moved to flutes and hautboys.
The musicians walked first, making a deafening clatter of kettledrums in time with the heavy tread of the soldiers.
On one of the kettledrums in the foreground are the initials of the artist and the date 1515.
But at this moment the distant clang of trumpets and kettledrums was heard, announcing the governor's return.
Suddenly, a sound as of kettledrums and cymbals and squeaking violins rose above the neighing and braying of the fair.