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 And drumroll: The 223rd and 224th fundees are Invasea and Waste Vengers. Jeff Kart, Forbes, 29 June 2022 But despite the chatter surrounding this utilitarian accessory detail, there’s something to be said about a good old-fashioned handbag carried with—drumroll—your hands. Nicole Kliest, Vogue, 1 May 2022 On Easter Sunday, Holmes was photographed in New York City wearing a long brown coat over loose-fitting jeans with (drumroll, please) a pair of white leather sneakers with strap closures. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, 20 Apr. 2022 Kardashian's glowing complexion before her and Barker's Vegas ceremony was made possible by…drumroll please… a new Charlotte Tilbury product that was sold out when Kardashian walked the Grammys red carpet Sunday evening. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, 6 Apr. 2022 The teaser also offers a glimpse of — drumroll, please — Oscar and Emmy nominee Uma Thurman as Ariana Huffington, the HuffPost cofounder and Uber board member. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 22 Dec. 2021 The resolution will present the party’s 100-year history as a story of heroic sacrifice and success, a drumroll of preliminary articles in party media indicates. New York Times, 7 Nov. 2021 And researchers at the University of Oxford have found both Pfizer and (drumroll, please) AstraZeneca as effective against the Delta variant (although as mentioned above efficacy fades with time). Christine Estima, refinery29.com, 25 Aug. 2021 This is one of those increasingly rare instances where a food product is, drumroll, as advertised. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 30 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of drumroll

1810, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2022

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“Drumroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumroll. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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