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Meaning of DRUMBEAT

Pronunciation:  'drum`beet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
  2. [n]  the sound made by beating a drum

DRUMBEAT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: rub-a-dub
 See Also: sign, signal, signaling, sound, tattoo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drum"beat`\, n.
The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.

      Whose morning drumbeat, following the sun, and keeping
      company with the hours, circles the earth with one
      continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of
      England.                                 --D. Webster.

Thesaurus Terms
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