from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sound produced by beating a drum.
  • n. Vehement, persistent advocacy of a cause: "the drumbeat of criticism of the news media from the right” ( Michael Pollan).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The beating of a drum.
  • n. The sound of a beating drum.
  • n. Forceful support of a cause.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sound of a drum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause
  • n. (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
  • n. the sound made by beating a drum


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