drum - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/drʌm/
singulardrum
pluraldrums
  1. 1
    [countable]

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

    the steady drum of raindrops on the roof