drumhead

noun
drum·​head | \ ˈdrəm-ˌhed How to pronounce drumhead (audio) \

Definition of drumhead

1 : the material (such as skin or plastic) stretched over one or both ends of a drum
2 : the top of a capstan that is pierced with sockets for the levers used in turning it

Examples of drumhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bongo: More musical than a tin can or the back of a frying pan, McFadden says a drumhead will deliver rhythm but not melody. oregonlive, "Find easy-to-learn musical instruments and classes online to bring harmony to stay-home time," 13 Apr. 2020 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 Tying all of it together is Baker, sitting upright in his kit like a proper gentleman but smashing drumheads and cymbals like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Los Angeles Times, "Ten wild, waaay out-there Ginger Baker drum performances," 7 Oct. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019 In many cases, NEMs decoupled from their nearest neighbors and remotely synchronized, vibrating in phase with tiny drumheads elsewhere in the ring. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "The Math of How Crickets, Starlings, and Neurons Sync Up," 7 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of drumhead

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Drumhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumhead. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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drumhead

noun
drum·​head | \ -ˌhed How to pronounce drumhead (audio) \

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