kettledrum kettledrum


  • (n) a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it



  1. His father started him playing the kettledrum when he was 4; later he went abroad to study piano.
  2. The record companies looked as if they had been hit over the head with a kettledrum.
  3. The 1944 Presidential campaign, which began as politely as a harpsichord duet, wound up with all the kettledrum banging of a Respighi crescendo.
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