kettledrum

NOUN
  1. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
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How To Use kettledrum In A Sentence

  • Andrew Wilson’s naig that he was riding on had been a dragooner lang syne, and the sairer Kettledrummle spurred to win awa, the readier the dour beast ran to the dragoons when he saw them draw up. — Old Mortality
  • She dashed off her description of the Convent kettledrum, and added the paragraphs we know of, each one accentuated by an explosion of asterisks, and gave the blotty sheets to Young Evans, who combined in his sole person the offices of sub-editor, engineer, chief-compositor, feeder, and devil. The Dop Doctor
  • The sound is excellent for its age and the particular timbre of oboes, clarinets and bassoons accompanied by the battery of kettledrums has to be heard to be believed!
  • The sound is excellent for its age and the particular timbre of oboes, clarinets and bassoons accompanied by the battery of kettledrums has to be heard to be believed!
  • Whoever that is on the kettledrums in the finale does a hell of a job!
  • The rain's playing muffled kettledrums on our roof, shimmering like sheets of cellophane outside.
  • Of course the play upon this meaning of the word and the instrument called a kettledrum is intentional, the word "drum" meaning a crowded "evening party," "drum," applying to the close packing, as, a drum of figs. Answer also received from A BUSY BEE. Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)
  • I also enjoy Harnoncourt's unleashing the kettledrums at the climaxes.
  • Drums were not used by the Roman army but European soldiers were reintroduced to them in the Crusades, when the presence of kettledrums and other percussion instruments was noted in the Saracen battle line.
  • Eleven-year-old gamelan aficionado Morrison solemnly tapped out the steady beat on the kempli, a large kettledrum on which all the musicians in Balinese gamelan depend to keep time, especially when the rhythms get tricky.
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