drum break

noun

Definition of drum break

: a short segment of a piece of music (such as a rock song or a march) in which the drummer or drummers play alone also : a short segment of percussion accompaniment that is used as a sample loop

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First Known Use of drum break

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Drum break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drum%20break. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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