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Synonyms for drum

Synonyms for drum

the sound of a drum

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a bulging cylindrical shape

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a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

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a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes

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small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

make a rhythmic sound

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play a percussion instrument

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study intensively, as before an exam

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The din of the drum was now increased, as well as the frequency of the blows, and the warriors, as each approached the victim of the hunt and delivered his bludgeon blow, joined in the mad whirl of the Death Dance.
In the center of the amphitheater was one of those strange earthen drums which the anthropoids build for the queer rites the sounds of which men have heard in the fastnesses of the jungle, but which none has ever witnessed.
Many travelers have seen the drums of the great apes, and some have heard the sounds of their beating and the noise of the wild, weird revelry of these first lords of the jungle, but Tarzan, Lord Greystoke, is, doubtless, the only human being who ever joined in the fierce, mad, intoxicating revel of the Dum-Dum.
From this primitive function has arisen, unquestionably, all the forms and ceremonials of modern church and state, for through all the countless ages, back beyond the uttermost ramparts of a dawning humanity our fierce, hairy forebears danced out the rites of the Dum-Dum to the sound of their earthen drums, beneath the bright light of a tropical moon in the depth of a mighty jungle which stands unchanged today as it stood on that long forgotten night in the dim, unthinkable vistas of the long dead past when our first shaggy ancestor swung from a swaying bough and dropped lightly upon the soft turf of the first meeting place.
For half an hour the weird dance went on, until, at a sign from Kerchak, the noise of the drums ceased, the female drummers scampering hurriedly through the line of dancers toward the outer rim of squatting spectators.
After the drum was quiet and the bellies of the tribe well-filled he would hail them.
As the moon declined slowly toward the lofty, foliaged horizon of the amphitheater the booming of the drum decreased and lessened were the exertions of the dancers, until, at last, the final note was struck and the huge beasts turned to fall upon the feast they had dragged hither for the orgy.
rattled the drums, and Pierre understood that this mysterious force completely controlled these men and that it was now useless to say any more.
Removing all other variables by using two identical trucks, he and his team used the SMART Drum control as the independent variable to study precise fuel consumption.
R]US In addition to The Strap Gary has also invented Hi-Hat restraint and several other drum accessories which will be released in 2016.
The Shildon-based firm is building custom drums direct to specifications given by Farhad, using the highest quality woods from around the world, with the sound of each drum engineered to suit the style of music of the top drummer.
We ordered a black "tight-head" drum (top permanently sealed to the drum) for $52 from a local supplier.
I couldn't wait to approach them to hold a community drum circle as the sun set by the sea," Ann told XPRESS.
Because scientists have not been able to recreate the chemical reaction, Wallace said he was unsure about the future of the second drum that currently sits underground in Panel 6.
When Wurlitzer released the first commercially available drum machine, the Side Man, in 1959, the famed organ company was attempting to fulfill a modest need: rhythmic accompaniment for the organist or musical combo at times when employing a drummer was not practical.