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drum

drum - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drum

Definition
(noun) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
Synonyms : membranophone , tympan

Definition
(noun) the sound of a drum
Example Sentence
  • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

Definition
(noun) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
Synonyms : barrel

Definition
(noun) a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
Synonyms : metal drum

Definition
(noun) a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
Synonyms : brake drum

Definition
(noun) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
Synonyms : drumfish

Definition
(verb) make a rhythmic sound
Synonyms : beat , thrum
Example Sentence
  • Rain drummed against the windshield
  • The drums beat all night

Definition
(verb) play a percussion instrument
Definition
(verb) study intensively, as before an exam
Synonyms : bone , bone up , cram , get up , grind away , mug up , swot , swot up
Example Sentence
  • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

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