Part of speech: verb

To play on a drum; beat a drum.

Part of speech: noun

A hollow cylinder, the ends of which are covered with skin. to be beaten with drumsticks.

Part of speech: noun

A cylindrical organ. as the thympanum, or middle ear.

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Usage examples "drum":

  1. " Ah, well, my child, when you get strong enough to handle the drum- sticks, we may find better work for you. - "Stories of Many Lands", Grace Greenwood.
  2. The instant the first explosion had sounded, the drum- beat had faltered. - "The Lost Warship", Robert Moore Williams.
  3. No; he asked me once if I had ever heard the Drum. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.