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  • n. Plural form of drumroll.


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  • If anything, the machine-gun drumrolls and marauding metal riffs seem even faster, although the melodies are sharper, and one or two tuneful slower sections offer some calm before the storm.

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  • Massed torchlit processions, with trumpet fanfares and thundering drumrolls, epitomized the conceit.


  • With drumrolls like that, the mission could outlive all of us.

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  • It went largely unnoticed at the time, but the early days of the gulf war marked a significant reconciliation between America's military and civilian cultures, something that Ronald Reagan's eight years of trumpet fanfares and drumrolls never fully accomplished.

    Bombs Over Baghdad

  • Nor was he perturbed when, amid the drumrolls preceding this or that award, a phalanx of protesters loudly began shouting from the balcony.


  • The muffled sound of drumrolls playing in the background, Jackie, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy proceeded on foot at the head of a procession that included President Johnson, foreign dignitaries, JFK staffers, and members of the family.

    American Legacy

  • Also ahead: drumrolls, cannons and gushing praise, all for a man who ultimately became a liability for the White House -- coming up, Donald Rumsfeld's splashy send-off at the Pentagon and the legacy he leaves behind.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2006

  • He nails the drumrolls, keeps the rhythm, and never misses a single beat.

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  • Anna frowned, worried as much by Jecks 'tone and the disgust and horror he conveyed as by the low drumrolls.

    Darksong Rising

  • Rain on the roof sounded like drumrolls on a mattress and beyond opaque windows gulls cried.

    The Body Farm


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