drumbeat


drum·beat

noun \ˈdrəm-ˌbēt\

: the sound made by beating a drum

Full Definition of DRUMBEAT

1
:  a stroke on a drum or its sound; also :  a series of such strokes
2
:  vociferous advocacy of a cause
3
:  drumfire 2
drum·beat·er \-ˌbē-tər\ noun
drum·beat·ing \-tiŋ\ noun

Examples of DRUMBEAT

  1. I could hear the drumbeat of a parade down the street.
  2. <a dizzying drumbeat of interviews in the hours following her winning of the Academy Award>

First Known Use of DRUMBEAT

1817

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