drum·​mer | \ ˈdrə-mər How to pronounce drummer (audio) \

Definition of drummer

1 : one that plays a drum sometimes used figuratively in phrases denoting unconventional thought or action march to a different drummer

Examples of drummer in a Sentence

The band got a new drummer.

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Internationally, the former punk drummer is best known for signing up to be SpaceX’s first moon tourist and paying $110 million for a Basquiat. David Meyer, Fortune, "Tobacco Industry Choices: CEO Daily," 12 Sep. 2019 By now, their entourage of supporters has grown to more than 30, including producer Huff, who’s there to support the duo, as well as his son Elliott, the Seaforth drummer. Nancy Kruh, PEOPLE.com, "Grand Ole Opry Debut Gives New Duo Seaforth the 'Biggest Night of Our Life'," 10 Sep. 2019 Generally considered the greatest fusion drummer of alltime, Cobham toured and recorded influential albums back in the ’70s with the late Miles Davis and also the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Dan Emerson, Twin Cities, "Fall Arts Guide: Jazz on the menu in a mix of venues and styles," 7 Sep. 2019 Wilson’s brother Dennis died in 1983 when the drummer dove off a slip at Marina Del Rey after drinking all day. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Brian Wilson and Al Jardine on tour to celebrate the Beach Boys' 'Friends' and 'Surf's Up'," 4 Sep. 2019 See the drummer's rememberance via his Instagram story below. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Travis Barker Remembers DJ AM On 10-Year Anniversary Of Death: 'Lost My Brother'," 29 Aug. 2019 Ralph Peterson worked closely with Blakey as the last drummer to collaborate with him in the Jazz Messengers Two Drummer Big Band. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, "Art Blakey’s legendary sound will thrive in 2 Walnut Creek concerts," 21 Aug. 2019 Sleater-Kinney’s music—flowing from the ’90s riot-grrrl scene and since pivotal in the world of indie rock—has been defined by a tense and wild interplay between the singer-guitarists Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker and the drummer Janet Weiss. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Sleater-Kinney Lost Its Chaos Before It Lost Its Drummer," 16 Aug. 2019 He and the drummer working together, player and conductor, competitor and coach... SI.com, "Arrigo Sacchi: The Game That Made the AC Milan Legend One of the Greatest Managers of All Time," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of drummer

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of drummer

: a person who plays a drum or a set of drums

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