drum·​roll ˈdrəm-ˌrōl How to pronounce drumroll (audio)
: a roll on a drum or its sound

Examples of drumroll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Invigorate High-Rise Tights offer a high-rise fit and — drumroll please — side drop-in pockets. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 As Barker performed a drumroll, a burst of blue streamers shot in the air behind them. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2023 The secret ingredient was (drumroll, please)… grape jelly! Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 5 Dec. 2023 Now…drumroll please…there is a brand-new drink on the menu this year! Lindy Segal, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2023 It’s historically known for its gold mining, coffee production, and—drumroll—starch-and-meat-heavy cuisine. Isa Zapata, Bon Appétit, 3 Oct. 2023 In Indianapolis, the most popular canine is (drumroll), a mixed breed, a cross between three or more different breeds of dog. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, the true heroes are – drumroll, please – the journalists, chiefly WSJ’s Sean McLain and Nick Kostov, chasing down the leads and leaks and data dumps that make the story possible. Chris Vognar, Rolling Stone, 21 Aug. 2023 In the clip, the Blink-182 drummer began a drumroll and kissed his wife, before striking the drum's symbols to release blue streamers that shot in the air behind them. Jenny Haward, Peoplemag, 23 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drumroll was in 1810

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“Drumroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drumroll. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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