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noun     drum pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable]Sound effect a musical instrument consisting of a tight skin stretched over a round frame that you hit with your hands or a stick. Someone who plays a drum is a drummer.
  2. 2
    [countable] a large round container for liquids such as fuel and chemicals

    an oil drum

  3. 3
    [singular] the sound of something continuously hitting a surface
    drum of:

    the steady drum of raindrops on the roof



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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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