drumfire

noun
drum·​fire | \ ˈdrəm-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce drumfire (audio) \

Definition of drumfire

1 : artillery firing so continuous as to sound like a drumroll
2 : something suggestive of drumfire in intensity : barrage a drumfire of publicity

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Examples of drumfire in a Sentence

a rising drumfire of criticism for the president's latest nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court

First Known Use of drumfire

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Drumfire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumfire. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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