noun ket·tle·drum \-ˌdrəm\

: a large drum that has a rounded bottom

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:  a percussion instrument that consists of a hollow brass, copper, or fiberglass hemisphere with a calfskin or plastic head whose tension can be changed to vary the pitch

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noun ket·tle·drum \ˈke-təl-ˌdrəm\

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:  a large brass or copper drum that has a rounded bottom and can be varied in pitch


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