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the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously

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Perhaps the youngest recorded drummer in the world -- it appears to be a safe guess -- Julian keeps the rhythm of songs, executes drum rolls and will play for as long as 30 minutes.
When he joined the band Ryan played a drum kit with no toms, largely because he didn't think he was any good at drum rolls.
I was learning the rudiments--the drum rolls, the double bounces, the single bounces.
The drum rolls in the closing moments of the "Shipwreck" will vibrate the pit of your stomach, as well as anything else that is isn't nailed down in your living room.
Each night during the New Year festivities, the park fills with the music of drum rolls, cymbals and gongs and a wave of bright colors as dragons, lions and musicians dance in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
The famous last two movements, March to the Scaffold and Dream of a Witches' Sabbath, enabled the Orchestra of Opera North to demonstrate its full panache and there should be a special word for the percussion section and some truly terrifying bass drum rolls.
So,cue drum rolls and fanfares, I give you the next gap-toothed great, the star of Everton's show last Saturday and a player who has been consistently better than anyone dared expect since he arrived on transfer deadline day .
The show began with flashing lights and drum rolls as the curtain was hauled up to reveal Charlie, James and Matt performing their number one hit, You Said No.
In its three-star album review (October 15, 1998), Rolling Stone said Supernatural features "heavenly jazz percussion, pogoable Green Day-like drum rolls and Nirvanesque-power chords.
And now - drum rolls and trumpets - in a stunning modern day breakthrough, scientists reckon they have established exactly what goes on in a woman's brain during orgasm.