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Synonyms for drum
drʌm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drum, membranophone, tympan(noun)

    a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

    Synonyms:
    brake drum, tympan, membranophone, drumfish, barrel, metal drum

  2. drum(noun)

    the sound of a drum

    "he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes"

    Synonyms:
    brake drum, tympan, membranophone, drumfish, barrel, metal drum

  3. barrel, drum(noun)

    a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

    Synonyms:
    membranophone, bbl, brake drum, metal drum, drumfish, cask, gun barrel, tympan, barrelful, barrel

  4. drum, metal drum(noun)

    a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

    Synonyms:
    brake drum, tympan, membranophone, drumfish, barrel, metal drum

  5. brake drum, drum(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    drumfish, tympan, membranophone, metal drum, barrel, brake drum

  6. drum, drumfish(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    brake drum, tympan, membranophone, drumfish, barrel, metal drum

  7. drum, beat, thrum(verb)

    make a rhythmic sound

    "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"

    Synonyms:
    baffle, exhaust, stupefy, circumvent, stick, strum, crush, vanquish, get, bone up, mystify, outfox, flummox, beat, outwit, hum, tick, nonplus, trounce, grind away, beat up, bunk, swot up, tucker out, flap, mug up, beat out, dumbfound, gravel, swot, thump, ticktack, amaze, thrum, work over, overreach, ticktock, puzzle, quiver, get up, pound, bone, pulsate, cram, bewilder, perplex, tucker, vex, wash up, outsmart, pose, scramble, shell

  8. drum(verb)

    play a percussion instrument

    Synonyms:
    grind away, cram, thrum, mug up, swot up, get up, bone up, bone, beat, swot

  9. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone(verb)

    study intensively, as before an exam

    "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

    Synonyms:
    prink, rise, prepare, stand up, bone up, ram, fancy up, deck out, elevate, uprise, jam, trick up, rig out, tog up, grind away, lift, deck up, arise, swot up, gussy up, mug up, attire, dress up, swot, tog out, organise, beat, thrum, chock up, wad, raise, work up, trick out, get up, bone, turn out, cram, bring up, devise, fig out, organize, jampack, overdress, debone, machinate, fig up

Editors Contribution

  1. harlem

    a circular instrument.

    "i can't play the drum, only the guitar!"

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drum(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Anat.) tympanum

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    tambor, drums, drummer, drumming, kwu, drummers, capstan, keg, barrel

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. drum

    Synonyms:
    Tympanic membrane, membrana tympanica [NA6], eardrum§

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