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 The effect was a visual drumroll for a collection that transformed the notion of what a tuxedo can be. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "At Paris Fashion Week, designers reworked the tuxedo and explored the meaning of color. And, oh yeah, Kanye showed up.," 3 Mar. 2020 Hypnotic music featuring parade horns and drumroll beats added to the high-octane drama of the show and, as the crescendo swelled, models walked offstage and down a flight of stairs to glide around a surrounding catwalk. Georgia Murray, refinery29.com, "Gucci Turned The Backstage Into The Runway This Season," 19 Feb. 2020 But of course, the big news here, and drumroll please, is glorious return to his best rubber-faced, fast-talking form as Sonic’s main antagonist, a secretive government mad scientist named Dr. Robotnik. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: After his makeover, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is legit funny, heartwarming and entertaining," 13 Feb. 2020 Case in point: Sherwin-Williams's 2020 Color of the Year, which is—drumroll, please—a deep, celestial-sky blue called Naval. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Sherwin-Williams's 2020 Color of the Year Reveals a Lot about Americans' Mental State," 23 Sep. 2019 Carrie Underwood is kicking off her 12 years of co-hosting the CMA Awards by hitting this year’s red carpet with her first of … drumroll … 12 looks! Brittany Talarico, PEOPLE.com, "Carrie Underwood's CMAs 2019 Style! See Every Show-Stopping Outfit Change," 13 Nov. 2019 Bagpipes and drumrolls by the mob outside keep the household awake for days on end. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Weeping Woman' ('La Llorona'): Film Review," 30 Sep. 2019 Cue the drumroll: the full cast for Escape the Night‘s upcoming fourth season has been revealed. Lauren Huff, EW.com, "Full cast of Joey Graceffa's Escape the Night season 4 revealed," 12 June 2019 Being that this isn’t The Tonight Show and Notaro doesn’t have a band to back her up, Amazon’s Alexa is there to offer a drumroll when needed. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Watch James Van Der Beek help Tig Notaro try to guess who he is," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of drumroll

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Drumroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumroll. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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