from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The sound produced by beating a drum.
  • noun Vehement, persistent advocacy of a cause.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sound of a drum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The beating of a drum.
  • noun The sound of a beating drum.
  • noun figuratively Forceful support of a cause.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause
  • noun (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
  • noun the sound made by beating a drum


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