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/drəm/,
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drums, plural;
  1. Play on a drum

  2. Make a continuous rhythmic noise
    • - she felt the blood drumming in her ears
    • - the drumming of hooves
  3. Beat (the fingers, feet, etc.) repeatedly on a surface, esp. as a sign of impatience or annoyance
    • - waiting around an empty table, drumming their fingers
  4. (of a woodpecker) Strike the bill rapidly on a dead trunk or branch, esp. as a sound indicating a territorial claim

  5. (of a snipe) Vibrate the outer tail feathers in a diving display flight, making a throbbing sound

Noun
  1. A fish that makes a drumming sound by vibrating its swim bladder, found mainly in estuarine and shallow coastal waters


  1. a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
  2. make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
  3. play a percussion instrument
  4. the sound of a drum; "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"
  5. barrel: a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  6. cram: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
  7. The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments, technically classified as the membranous. ...
  8. The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) was an organization of African-American workers formed in May 1968 in the Chrysler Corporation's Hamtramck Assembly plant, formerly Dodge Main, Detroit, Michigan.
  9. Drum is the 1976 sequel to the movie Mandingo, and released by United Artists. Starring Warren Oates, Pam Grier, and Ken Norton and directed by Steve Carver, it parodies nineteenth century American slavery like its predecessor. ...
  10. Drum is a 2004 film based on the life of South African investigative journalist Henry Nxumalo, who worked for the popular Drum magazine, called "the first black lifestyle magazine in Africa. ...
  11. Drum is the first release from art rock band Hugo Largo. It was produced by Michael Stipe (who also provides backing vocals on two of the tracks) and released by Brian Eno's record label, Opal, on January 1, 1988. While originally released as an EP, it was later re-released as an album. ...
  12. Drum (usually written DRUM) was an American LGBT-interest magazine based out of Philadelphia. Published monthly beginning in 1964 by the homophile activist group the Janus Society and edited by Clark Polak, Drum took its title from a quote by Henry David Thoreau: "If a man does not keep pace ...
  13. A percussive musical instrument spanned with a thin covering on at least one end for striking, forming an acoustic chamber, affecting what materials are used to make it; Any similar hollow, cylindrical object; In particular, a barrel or large cylindrical container for liquid transport and ...
  14. (Drumming) pounding on the sides of a hive to make the bees ascend into another hive placed over it.
  15. (DRUMMING) The bird drums with its beak on the perch. This might just be a display of testosterone from the males, but it might also be a call for order in the evening, indicating that the meistersinger is about to raise his voice!
  16. (DRUMMING) The use of a drum to raise power, alter consciousness or to give a beat for the magick to be done.
  17. (Drumming) Rhythmic territorial hammering on trees by woodpeckers
  18. (Drumming) Soliciting of customers in a retail establishment, such as "can I help you find something?”
  19. (Drumming) The act of rhythmically thumping on the side of a hive to drive the bees upward; usually at the rate of 40-60 beats per minute. Used to move bees from box or gum hives into standard removable-frame hives. ...
  20. (drumming) Native Peoples' sacred music, performed with a drum and one or more singers, in a style that is as recognizable as Christmas carols.
  21. (drumming) Rhythms and sounds, used by spas to promote emotional and spiritual release. Drums may come from African, Middle Eastern, Native American, and South American musical traditions.
  22. (drumming) Stoneflies drum or tap their abdomens against the substrate to communicate with members of the opposite sex. See hammer and duet.
  23. Drumming is literally pounding on a surface. This is used in witchcraft to raise power and to change emotional states.
  24. Drumming is to manually arrange the samples by using different scratch techniques to create a percussive rhythm.
  25. (DRuMS) A system of standard color schemes for macromolecular visualization used in PE, documented by Tim Driscoll in collaboration with Frieda Reichsman. See the DRuMS Website.