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Synonyms for drum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drum, membranophone, tympannoun

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

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

  2. drumnoun

    the sound of a drum

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

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

  3. barrel, drumnoun

    a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends

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

  4. drum, metal drumnoun

    a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids

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

  5. brake drum, drumnoun

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

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

  6. drum, drumfishverb

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

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

  7. drum, beat, thrumverb

    make a rhythmic sound

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

    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. drumverb

    play a percussion instrument

    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, boneverb

    study intensively, as before an exam

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

    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. drumnoun

    (Anat.) tympanum

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drumnoun

    snare-drum, base-drum, kettle-drum, tabor, taborine

    Associated words:
    reveille, rappel, chamade, ruff, tattoo, ruffle, roll, rataplan, drummer, drumhead, drumstick

  2. drumverb

    thrum, strum

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "drum":

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. drum

    Tympanic membrane, membrana tympanica [NA6], eardrum§

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How to use drum in a sentence?

  1. Adam Smith:

    What we can do is try to shine a light on it, to make the case that this is a bad idea, drum up public pressure so the president will stop doing these things.

  2. Joe Biden:

    Trump is using this because he knows I'll beat him like a drum and is using the abuse of power and every element of the presidency to try to do something to smear me.

  3. Ami Klimaszewski:

    It’s scary. my entire drum kit was stolen. My bike was stolen. My son’s wagon. Two of our guitar amps.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

  5. World Wonder Ring Stardom:

    We are very sorry to report that Hana Kimura has passed away, hana marched to the beat of her own drum. She was funny, charismatic and a truly kind person.

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