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 actionmarch to a different drummer

Examples of drummer in a Sentence

The band got a new drummer.
Recent Examples on the Web The cancellation comes at a turbulent time for Journey, which fired longtime drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory in early March. Dallas News, "Journey cancels its tour, including Aug. 30 show with the Pretenders in Dallas," 4 May 2020 Some of Uecke's musician friends started to hang out at the bar, including Violent Femmes' founding drummer Victor DeLorenzo. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For 24 years, Cactus Club has been 'Milwaukee's CBGB.' Now, its new owner faces a 'roller coaster of uncertainty'," 21 Apr. 2020 In Detroit, there were 343 deaths In Southfield, Michigan, a Detroit suburb, the dead are familiar: Three pastors, a local talk show host, three members of a local ballroom dancing group, a church drummer. USA Today, "Heartbreak, prayer and mourning: US leads world in coronavirus deaths after deadliest week," 15 Apr. 2020 What started as a one-time event has now become an actual band that tours the country featuring Hammett and Trujillo, Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, ex Queens of the Stone Age/Danzig drummer Joey Castillo and guitarist Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves. Travel + Leisure, "Rock Out With Metallica Every Monday During Quarantine — and Try Some of Their Whiskey While You're At It," 13 Apr. 2020 Katz became Car Seat Headrest’s drummer, not long before Toledo’s Bandcamp recordings landed the group (which also features Ethan Ives on guitar and Seth Dalby on bass) the Matador deal. Alex Pappademas, New York Times, "The New Face of Car Seat Headrest," 23 Apr. 2020 The drummer from The Rolling Stones is air drumming. NBC News, "Taylor Swift one of few artists to sing one of her own songs," 20 Apr. 2020 The festival, which begins at 11 a.m., will have color throws, DJs, dhol drummers, dancers and booths selling Indian street food, color packets and more. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "9 fun things to do the week of March 6-12 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 4 Mar. 2020 Professional drummers, music producer, and drum enthusiasts everywhere know just how complicated owning a traditional set of drums can be. Popular Science, "The best electronic drum kits for music production," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of drummer

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 May 2020

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“Drummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drummer. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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

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