drumming drumming  /d ˈrə mɪŋ/


  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
  10. (n) the act of playing drums


  • For years the doomful sound of drumming in the Congo night struck white men weak with fright.


  1. Juneteenth celebrations

    With marching, drumming, music and dance, Austin will celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday in the East Austin communities near Rosewood Park.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

  2. Gazette.Net: Bowie Senior Center

    The Bowie Senior Center is hoping the city’s seniors as well as their families and friends will answer the call of the drums. The center will be hosting a World Drumming for Fun and Health Program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 20 at 14900 Health Center Drive.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bowie Gazette


  1. "Domenech kept drumming into us: 'Put your egos to one side.' But I think that he forgot to do so," Gallas said in the interview. "Domenech wasn't receptive. A lot of players couldn't speak to him. That was my case. The real problem is the...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: William Gallas Source: USA Today

  2. "I've listened to talk show hosts drumming up the opposition by using this word amnesty over and over and over again," Feinstein said.
    on Jun 8, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This campaign is one of the leading campaigns in trying to stamp (racism) out of the game," Ferdinand said. "Drumming it home to the kids, that any type of racism isn't needed. In school, anywhere, in any workplace. We are definitely on the...
    on Feb 8, 2009 By: Rio Ferdinand Source: International Herald Tribune

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affectation affectation
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