Definition of drum
- a 55-gallon drum
First Known Use: circa 1534See Words from the same year
She drummed while he played the guitar.
Her fingers drummed nervously on the table.
He was nervously drumming a pencil on the desk.
First Known Use: 1732See Words from the same year
: to beat or play a drum or set of drums
: to make a sound by hitting a surface over and over again
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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