drumbeat drumbeat  /d ˈrəm ˌbit/


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



  1. His drumbeat advocacy prompted the usually reticent State Family Planning Commission to call for the arrest of any officials who break the law.
  2. It opens with a martial drumbeat and a jock-jam keyboard riff so unsubtle that only a radio programmer could love it.
  3. Clinton has mentioned the gaffe at every event she's had all weekend, and her surrogates have picked up the drumbeat across the country.


  1. Karen Heller: An Academic Turnaround

    Seeking a respite from the relentless drumbeat of dire city school news, I headed to far South Philadelphia, in the shadow of the stadiums.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. 'Indiscriminate Sell-Off' in Miners Creates 'Bargains'

    Investors have dumped mining shares this year with a drumbeat of bad news weighing on sector, from weak Chinese data to a supply glut in some metals.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 Release

    Apple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday's (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer's conference Monday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco


  1. Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said "the administration is engaged in a drumbeat with Iran that is much like the drumbeat that they did with Iraq. We're going to insist on accountability."
    on Feb 11, 2007 By: Ron Wyden Source: Washington Post

  2. "This constant drumbeat of conflict is what strikes me, which is not helpful and not useful," Admiral William Fallon, head of US Central Command, said in an interview with Al-Jazeera television, which made a partial transcript available Sunday.
    on Sep 23, 2007 By: Adm William Fallon Source: CJAD

  3. "That triumphant drumbeat of our progress proclaims a new anthem and a new era for Georgia," Perdue said. "Not just as the capital of the New South, not just another great American city - but an international leader - an economic, cultural,...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Sonny Perdue Source: News4Jax.com

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