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Example sentences containing 'drum'

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It feels like a gorilla is playing the drums in my rib cage. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He learnt to play the drums to audition as Freddy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That sounds like an echo of the far-right drum beat that seeks to criminalise all migrants. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He no longer plays drums but hopes the controversial treatment will combat back, neck and arm problems. The Sun (2017)This is a drum kit in a gadget the size of a tablet, so it is cheaper and much smaller. The Sun (2016)We were in a cafe when we heard the sound of drumming. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He played drums in a school band but expected to become a lawyer or an office manager. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We left six oil drums outside his nearby flat. The Sun (2006)The medics had tried to drum up public support by insisting they only cared about patient safety. The Sun (2016)The early ones were mostly drum brakes all the way around. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It uses a lot of synths and drum machines but it still feels warm. The Sun (2011)It is a mixture of organic and electronic instruments with driving drums and disco synths. The Sun (2010)Her first love was a drum kit and she has felt urges for flags. The Sun (2012)There are epic songs with celestial choirs and rolling drums throughout. The Sun (2011)And he played the drums on stage at my last party. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Police were called to a yard after reports of an oil drum with wires sticking out. The Sun (2009)The drums were all one take and done in the basement. The Sun (2013)Inside sit three large steel drums. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Experts say the vast rewards on offer has encouraged claims handlers to bombard people with texts and calls to drum up business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is an electric guitar, drums and a harmonica. The Sun (2011)When the old drums beat below the surface, their feet cannot help stamping. Travers, P L What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)And what would the neighbours say about 12 drummers drumming? The Sun (2008)The first sees him make a big bang as he transports the world's largest drum kit. The Sun (2014)There are few more comforting sounds around than these three women singing over the top of their cheap keyboards and old drum machines. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I lifted drums and instruments from my middle school band. The Sun (2011)You can also drum up support to raise extra cash for the men's cancer charity with it too. The Sun (2011)A drum beat in the compound. Hyland, Paul Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)Maybe London can now afford 4,000 drummers drumming. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'drum'

barrel, tank, container, cylinder
pounding, beat, rhythm, thump

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Translations for 'drum'

British English: drum /drʌm/ NOUN
A drum is a musical instrument consisting of a skin stretched tightly over a round frame.
  • American English: drum
  • Arabic: طَبْلَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tambor
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: bubanj
  • Czech: buben
  • Danish: tromme
  • Dutch: trommel drum
  • European Spanish: tambor
  • Finnish: rumpu
  • French: tambour
  • German: Trommel
  • Greek: τύμπανο
  • Italian: tamburo
  • Japanese: ドラム
  • Korean: 드럼
  • Norwegian: tromme
  • Polish: bęben
  • European Portuguese: tambor
  • Romanian: tobă
  • Russian: барабан
  • Spanish: tambor
  • Swedish: trumma
  • Thai: กลอง
  • Turkish: davul
  • Ukrainian: барабан
  • Vietnamese: trống
British English: drum VERB
If something drums on a surface, or if you drum something on a surface, it hits it regularly, making a continuous beating sound.
He drummed his fingers on the leather top of his desk.
  • American English: drum
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tamborilar
  • Chinese: 连续敲击
  • European Spanish: dar golpecitos
  • French: tambouriner
  • German: trommeln
  • Italian: tamburellare
  • Japanese: コツコツとたたく
  • Korean: 둥둥 소리를 내다
  • European Portuguese: tamborilar
  • Spanish: dar golpecitos

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