drum roll

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

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They said "hype" was turning Armistice Day into a "month-long drum roll of support for current wars.
So much of tribal is about speed, and halfway through this song by tribal innovator DJ Mouse, there is a superhuman drum roll.
Students at Rock Hill High School in South Carolina began the drum roll at 5pm on May 8 and continued to play until around 8pm the next day.
In that case he was born in the same box as drum roll, please Arkle.
If the owner doesn't want to shell out the extra cash to build on his own land, he'd have to wait until, drum roll please, Jan.
Sure, there is a drum order, drum roll call and contests songs, but sometimes you never know.
If we may have a little figurative drum roll, then, here are this year's winners, who will receive their awards at the conference:
Dressed on the Mayflower ballroom stage in formal attire, Nancy McMeekin and Dan Brown presented the awards with a delicate balance parodying the Academy Awards (complete with a drum roll preceding each name) and a serious respect for the hard research and reporting work done by the winners.
Accompanied by a drum roll and cheers, steel workers lifted the beam with a crane and installed it atop the completed steel structure of the building.
It chronicles what could become a drum roll that leads the U.
And Rhodes' answer to this problem, drum roll please: establish a "meaningful dialogue" with students, professors, and administrators.
When a drum major of a pipe-and-drum corps raises his baton to signal a stop, the drummers play boom-boom, boom-boom, drum roll, boom-boom, and not another march step is taken.
It is difficult to single out any one specific part: perhaps the most striking example of Hummel's ability to combine the dramatic with the melodic is the drum roll at the end of the Credo.
Whether it's a big-screen historic drama like JFK, a small-screen docudrama like the classy And the Band Played On or the not-so-classy Amy Fisher and Waco reenactments, or a print biography like Joe McGinniss's The Last Brother or Kitty Kelley's Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography, the popular work of history is destined to hit the marketplace with an all-too-predictable two-beat drum roll of media attention.