drum·​fire ˈdrəm-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce drumfire (audio)
: artillery firing so continuous as to sound like a drumroll
: something suggestive of drumfire in intensity : barrage
a drumfire of publicity

Examples of drumfire in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of drumfire was in 1915

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Cite this Entry

“Drumfire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumfire. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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