drumroll

noun
drum·​roll | \ ˈdrəm-ˌrōl How to pronounce drumroll (audio) \

Definition of drumroll

: a roll on a drum or its sound

Examples of drumroll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Number one on the full list—drumroll please—is Cisco. David Meyer, Fortune, "What’s the best company to work for?," 12 Apr. 2021 The calendar has shifted from March to April, and the Miami Hurricanes have a grand total of — drumroll — one commitment in the 2022 recruiting class. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, "Is a recruiting wave coming soon for Miami? Hurricanes have just one 2022 commitment," 1 Apr. 2021 The winner of Cincinnati's Favorite Beer 2021 is (drumroll, please) ... Rasputin Todd, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati's Favorite Beer 2021 winner is ...," 28 Mar. 2021 The new flavor was finally revealed today, and... drumroll please... Natalie Schumann, Country Living, "Fans Are Freaking Out After Dolly Parton Announces Her New Epic Collaboration," 25 Mar. 2021 The claim: Some of the best New York-style bagels now come from … drumroll … California. Fortune, "Texas’ big bad pain in the neck," 11 Mar. 2021 After offering mint matcha, apple crumble and other temptations, the latest iteration is going to be ... drumroll ... Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food writers ate in the Twin Cities this week," 5 Mar. 2021 Brukiewicz’s tool is just one of many that have been invented in the last month: Clubpad offers a free soundboard for use in Clubhouse rooms: a drumroll, a sad trombone, the timer from Jeopardy!, a DJ horn. Arielle Pardes, Wired, "Clubhouse Is Booming. So Is the Ecosystem Around It," 25 Feb. 2021 See you back here next week for — drumroll, please — Sundaaaaance! Jodi Walker, EW.com, "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City recap: I’m sorry, Valter," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of drumroll

1810, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Drumroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumroll. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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