drummed drummed  /d ˈrəmd/


  1. (n) a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
  2. (n) the sound of a drum
  3. (n) a bulging cylindrical shape; hollow with flat ends
  4. (n) a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
  5. (n) a hollow cast-iron cylinder attached to the wheel that forms part of the brakes
  6. (n) small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
  7. (v) make a rhythmic sound
  8. (v) play a percussion instrument
  9. (v) study intensively, as before an exam


  1. They only know what is constantly drummed into them.
  2. The Bulu dialect of the African Bantu language can be drummed almost as well as spoken.
  3. On top of that, my mother, her mother, every mother I'd ever met had drummed into me that childbirth was agony.


  1. Film at Erie Art Museum's summer list heavy on drama

    Before he formed the Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl drummed for Nirvana, which recorded its classic Nevermind at Sound City in California. Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and Metallica, among others, also recorded there. Grohl filmed a love letter to the studio, Sound City, which also functions as a primer on recording techniques.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  2. Flash mob kicks off campaign to celebrate special-needs kids' successes

    Children involved in the Love Our Kids campaign danced and drummed to celebrate their accomplishments Friday at the Poughkeepsie Galleria.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

  3. Democratic candidates show fundraising edge

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe raised $3.7 million in April and May, compared to the $2.2 million drummed up by Republican Ken Cuccinelli over the last two months.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror


  1. "This was the contradiction the poor blacklisters faced: The more they tried to target me the more they drummed up publicity for my concerts," Seeger told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home in Beacon, NY "I like to...
    on Feb 11, 2009 By: Pete Seeger Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The so-called splinter faction in the union that is going a different direction has been drummed up by a lot of media members and people hoping a deal gets done," said St. Louis Blues defenseman Chris Pronger. "I can unequivocally say...
    on Mar 1, 2005 By: Chris Pronger Source: Boston Globe

  3. "Politics wasn't drummed into us," added Simon Crean, the Minister for Trade.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Simon Crean Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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