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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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