Associations to the word «Drum»


DRUM, noun. A percussive musical instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it; a membranophone.
DRUM, noun. Any similar hollow, cylindrical object.
DRUM, noun. In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and storage.
DRUM, noun. (obsolete or historical) A social gathering or assembly held in the evening.
DRUM, noun. (architecture) The encircling wall that supports a dome or cupola
DRUM, noun. (architecture) Any of the cylindrical blocks that make up the shaft of a pillar
DRUM, noun. A drumfish.
DRUM, noun. (slang) (UK) A person's home.
DRUM, noun. (AU slang) A tip, a piece of information.
DRUM, verb. (intransitive) To beat a drum.
DRUM, verb. (ambitransitive) To beat with a rapid succession of strokes.
DRUM, verb. (transitive) To drill or review in an attempt to establish memorization.
DRUM, verb. To throb, as the heart.
DRUM, verb. To go about, as a drummer does, to gather recruits, to draw or secure partisans, customers, etc.; used with for.
DRUM 'N' BASS, noun. Alternative spelling of drum and bass
DRUM AND BASS, noun. (music) A style of electronic music focussing heavily on loud bass and fast-tempo drumbeats.
DRUM BRAKE, noun. A form of brake in which friction is applied by pads to the inner surface of a rotating cylinder (the brake drum) connected directly to a wheel
DRUM BRAKES, noun. Plural of drum brake
DRUM CADENCE, noun. (music) A work played exclusively by the percussion section of a modern marching band, descended from early military marches, primarily as a purposefully emphasized means of providing a beat to marchers.
DRUM CADENCES, noun. Plural of drum cadence
DRUM HEAD, noun. The thin circle of material attached to the top of a drum shell for the purpose of striking, sometimes made of skin and in such occurrences sometimes referred to as a skin, or drum-skin, but often synthetic.
DRUM HEADS, noun. Plural of drum head
DRUM KIT, noun. A collection of drums and other percussion instruments designed to be played together.
DRUM KITS, noun. Plural of drum kit
DRUM MACHINE, noun. An electronic device that can be programmed to play digital drum sounds.
DRUM MAJOR, noun. One who conducts and commands a marching band.
DRUM MAJORS, noun. Plural of drum major
DRUM ROLL, noun. A sound produced by hitting a drum repeatedly and rhythmically over short intervals.
DRUM ROLLS, noun. Plural of drum roll
DRUM SET, noun. A collection of drums and other percussion instruments designed to be played together.
DRUM SETS, noun. Plural of drum set
DRUM STICK, noun. (usually in the plural) Alternative spelling of drumstick
DRUM STICKS, noun. Plural of drum stick
DRUM UP, verb. (idiomatic) To generate or encourage; to campaign for.

Dictionary definition

DRUM, noun. A musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end.
DRUM, noun. The sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes".
DRUM, noun. A bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends.
DRUM, noun. A cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids.
DRUM, noun. A hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes.
DRUM, noun. Small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise.
DRUM, verb. Make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night".
DRUM, verb. Play a percussion instrument.
DRUM, verb. Study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam".

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain