Definition of Drumbeat

1. Noun. The sound made by beating a drum.

Exact synonyms: Rataplan, Rub-a-dub
Generic synonyms: Sound



2. Noun. (military) the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown.
Generic synonyms: Sign, Signal, Signaling
Specialized synonyms: Tattoo
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

3. Noun. A vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause. "The warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"
Generic synonyms: Advocacy, Protagonism

Definition of Drumbeat

1. n. The sound of a beaten drum; drum music.

Definition of Drumbeat

1. Noun. The beating of a drum. ¹

2. Noun. The sound of a beating drum. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Forceful support of a cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Drumbeat

1. the sound of a drum [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Drumbeat

drum machine
drum major
drum majorette
drum majors
drum membrane
drum out
drum printer
drum roll
drum rolls
drum sander
drum set
drum sets
drum stick
drum sticks
drum up
drumbeat (current term)
drumbeater
drumbeaters
drumbeating
drumbeatings
drumbeats
drumble
drumbled
drumbles
drumbling
drumette
drumettes
drumfire
drumfires
drumfish

Literary usage of Drumbeat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Patriotic Prose, with Notes and Biographies by Augustus White Long (1917)
"ENGLAND'S drumbeat DANEEL WEBSTER THE Parliament of Great Britain asserted a right to tax the colonies in all cases whatsoever; and it was precisely on this ..."

2. Chippewa Music by Frances Densmore (1913)
"When this drumbeat is heard the dancer pauses in whatever attitude he may chance to be and remains motionless until the drumbeat is resumed. ..."

3. Reference Handbook of American History by the Library Method, for Secondary by A. W. Bacheler (1895)
"Coffin, drumbeat of the Nation, 44-47. Comte de Paris, i. 138, 139. ... drumbeat of the Nation, 42-47. Eggleston, 306, 307. Fiske, Hist, of US, 356. ..."

4. Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 2-3 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Martha Cheney (2005)
"They are likely to say that it represents the sound of a drumbeat. The drumbeat, in turn, represents the sound of a variety of activities: hoeing, ..."

5. Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 3-4 by Michael Ryall, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2005)
"They are likely to say that it represents the sound of a drumbeat. The drumbeat, in turn, represents the sound of a variety of activities: hoeing, ..."

6. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... Bull into Wadsworth (one Connecticut captain for another), and the hypothetical drumbeat into an actual drumbeat, would be the most natural thing in the ..."

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